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mckmac8
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Confusion over stimulus payment led to incorrect filing. Should I amend?

I originally thought I had just gotten the second stimulus payment not the first so I listed this in my taxes and filed. However, I just got a letter that was dated after I filed saying my second stimulus is coming now and I should get it soon. This must mean the payment I received was the first stimulus check. Do I need to file an amendment to correct this?

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xmasbaby0
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Confusion over stimulus payment led to incorrect filing. Should I amend?

You cannot amend right now while your return is still being processed.  Wait and see ---the IRS cross checks for stimulus sent to you so they will probably adjust your refund before they issue it.

 

 

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DanaB27
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Confusion over stimulus payment led to incorrect filing. Should I amend?

No, you do not need to file an amendment. The IRS will most likely make an automatic adjustment. Please see IRS Recovery Rebate Credit Q D2 What happens if I claim the incorrect amount? for additional information.

 

For additional information:

If you received Notice 1444 in the mail but have not received your payment as mentioned in the notice, then you need to request a trace and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 tax return. Please see How do I request a payment trace to track my first or second Economic Impact Payments?

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