Why is the Internal Revenue Service spending money on letters?

The Internal Revenue Service is spending $42 Million 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. Since this is just a letter... show more The Internal Revenue Service is spending $42 Million 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. Since this is just a letter and does not include a check, is it really needed?
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