KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Volunteer groups and tax preparers are trying to reach thousands of Kansas City-area residents who need to file a tax return and get their rebate checks.
More than 24,000 people in the five-county metropolitan area still haven't filed for a federal economic-stimulus payment. The deadline is October 15th.
The Internal Revenue Service says 113,147 people eligible for the stimulus checks in Missouri had yet to file for them as of the latest available figures in June. In Kansas, 40,021 people had not filed for a payment.
Most of the non-filers are older than 65.
They might not typically file tax returns if their sole income comes from Social Security or disability benefits. But they need to file to get a payment, which in their case would be $300.