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Depends on how you look at it...

Your $600 rebate check (for MFJ) was an advance refund for being taxed at 10% instead of 15% of your first $12,000 of taxable income (for MFJ). The tax tables will tax you at 15% but you got the 5% reduction in the form of a $600 advance rebate check ($12,000 * 5% = $600).

Next year should be much simpler - I believe they'll be incorporating the 10% tax rate in the tax tables.
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