Those of you eagerly awaiting your tax rebate checks will rejoice at the Treasury Department's announcement that they're depositing the checks ahead of schedule. Their original announcement stated that May 2 would be rebate check opening day, but they've updated their schedule with the early start date of Monday, April 28. If the IRS has your direct deposit information then your check will be deposited earlier than those who will receive their check in the mail. However, the mailed checks will also be sent a week ahead of schedule and mailings will begin on May 9. All rebates will be distributed according to the last two digits of your social security number as originally stated. While the IRS hasn't come out with a new schedule, I've updated their old one to reflect the newly announced dates. To see an updated estimated schedule just read more Direct deposit payment Last 2 Digits of SSN Check Deposited By 00-20 April 28 21-75 May 5 76-99 May 12 Paper check Last 2 Digits of SSN Check Will Be Sent By 00-09 May 9 10-18 May 16 19-25 May 23 26-38 May 30 39-51 June 6 52-63 June 13 64-75 June 20 76-87 June 27 88-99 July 4 http://www.savvysugar.com/1576586 Also on Yahoo front page Time to buy some more toys! YAY!!