Time is running out for taxpayers whose undeliverable federal rebate checks were returned to the Internal Revenue Service
The IRS is urging anyone with a missing rebate to contact the tax agency by Dec. 5 so a replacement check can be issued before year's end.
In Minnesota, the IRS list of undeliverable checks this year includes 4,065 advance payments for 2001, popularly called rebate checks. The average amount of the checks is $327.60. Most were originally sent out between late July and September. The law that authorized the special payments says the checks cannot be issued after Dec. 31.
Taxpayers looking for replacement checks must contact the IRS by Dec. 5. Those eligible for the rebate check who do not receive the check before the end of the year can claim a credit on their 2001 tax return.
Replacement checks are not issued by the local IRS offices. Checks are mailed several weeks after a person contacts the agency. The IRS advises people who think they are missing a federal rebate check to check their records, contact their tax preparer and then call the IRS at 800-829-1040.
Bring a Friend to Campus Day set
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, is hosting Bring a Friend to Campus Day on Wednesday for prospective students.
Charlotte Daniels, director of admissions, said CLC students have been encouraged to serve as hosts. Those students who bring guests, as well as the visitors themselves, will receive free lunches and prizes.
Instructors will be available to meet guests and provide space for classroom observations.
Jane Vogt, coordinator, said CLC students and their guests can tour either campus on their own or with a member of the CLC Student Ambassadors.
The other Bring a Friend to Campus Day this academic year at CLC will be March 6.
For more information, call Vogt at 855-8343 or toll-free 1-800-933-0346, extension 8343.
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