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Subject:  Re: Not everyone gets a tax rebate Date:  6/12/2001  1:31 PM
Author:  dcarper Number:  152991 of 910563

With all due respect, Cherry, why should people who didn't pay the taxes get the rebate this summer?

The problem with the "rebate" is that it is for 2001 taxes, but is based on what was payed in 2000. So for the family that owed almost no taxes last year because of, say, the wife was out of work, and the twins were still young enough to be dependents; will get no rebate, even though the wife is now making $50000, and the twins have fled the nest.

On the flip side, the guy who retired in February will still get the rebate, even though he will not have to pay taxes this year.

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