AP, via MSNBC:
Dear Taxpayer: This letter cost you $42 million
IRS spending money to inform households rebate checks will soon arrive
updated 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
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.