Stimulus Plan Brings More Money for Tax Payers

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Call it one heck of a band aid; a nearly $800 billion band aid for a very hurt economy. However, what does President Obama's stimulus plan mean for you, and Uncle Sam on tax day?   

"Credit for workers, which will be $400 per worker and $800 per couple," John Wojtkun with Liberty Tax Service, said.

Even the unemployed will catch a break.

"People who are under unemployment will be able to deduct the first $2,400 of their unemployment benefits as tax free," Wojtkun said.

Some tax payers say they won't even get to see the cash.

"I have a credit card and it's put me in $1,000 debt. I'm still trying to repay it. If I'm getting that $400 dollars, it's just going to more bills just like everybody else," Tax Payer Ashton Williams, said.

Others say it's going to take a lot more than a tax refund to get the economy going again. 

"The biggest thing to stimulate the economy is to grow the job base. If you put more people to work, that means more people will be spending and saving," Wojtkun said.