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3rd Stimulus Check

Why did I not receive my stimulus check with my tax return even though it was approved?

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3rd Stimulus Check

Does the IRS website indicate that you were sent less than what was reported on your federal tax return Form 1040 Line 34? - https://www.irs.gov/refunds


If your refund is short then that is because you said you did not receive the 3rd stimulus payment and the IRS has records that show you were sent the 3rd stimulus payment so they removed the Recovery Rebate Credit that was entered on Form 1040 Line 30.


Go to this IRS website for your tax account to see if the 3rd stimulus payment is entered - https://www.irs.gov/payments/your-online-account
If you are Married Filing Jointly also check your spouse's tax account.


If you checked your bank account in the March - May 2021 timeframe and there is not a EIP3 payment from the IRS then go to this IRS website for how to start a trace on the payment - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/questions-and-answers-about-the-third-economic-impact-payment-topic-j-p...

3rd Stimulus Check

FYI ... the return was approved for processing however during processing the IRS can and will adjust the refund amount as needed.  If they shorted you the amount of the third stimulus then they believe you already got it.  Follow the instructions in the other post for having a trace put on it.  

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