06/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Internal Revenue Service Searching For Millions Who Haven't Filed For Stimulus Checks

The IRS says it's still trying to reach some 5 million Americans -- primarily seniors and veterans -- who have not filed the tax returns needed to qualify for their stimulus checks.

The IRS is trying to reach people who do not normally file tax returns so they can apply for stimulus checks.

"This hasn't been the easiest undertaking for the IRS," Commissioner Doug Shulman told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on Thursday.

Shulman explained that the IRS had sent out information packages to 20.5 million recipients of Social Security or veterans benefits who did not file 2006 tax returns to explain how to claim their payments.

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