Well, here it is. Read it and weep. And this is just the cost of the letters advising of the rebate. It doesn't even count the cost of the rebate checks and mailing.
Rebate letters to cost $42 million
By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer Fri Mar 7, 1:47 PM ET
WASHINGTON - At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check is almost in the mail.
The Internal Revenue Service is spending the money on letters to alert taxpayers to expect rebate checks as part of the economic stimulus plan.
The notices are going out this month to an estimated 130 million households who filed returns for the 2006 tax year, at a cost $41.8 million, IRS spokesman John Lipold confirmed.
That works out to about 32 cents to print, process and mail each letter. It doesn't include the tab for another round of mailings planned for those who didn't file tax returns last year but may still qualify for a rebate.
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