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jmckent
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Why does my irs transcript say my stimulus check was deposited on 1/4/2021 and I did not recieve it

 
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SusanY1
Employee Tax Expert

Why does my irs transcript say my stimulus check was deposited on 1/4/2021 and I did not recieve it

It sounds like you may have been one of the taxpayers who was affected by an IRS processing error that delayed payments.  

 

We are happy to share that TurboTax customers who were affected by the IRS processing error that delayed some stimulus payments should begin seeing deposits into their accounts as soon as January 8, 2021. 

 

This update may not be reflected in the Get My Payment tool at the IRS due to the focus on efforts to distribute the payments. 

 

These payments will be distributed to the account listed for your federal refund on your 2019 tax return.  If you did not have a refund in 2019, did not receive your 2019 refund via direct deposit, or did not file a return, the IRS may not have your direct deposit information and you should expect to either receive a check or to claim the payment on your 2020 tax return.

 

If you do not see a payment either in your bank account or your mailbox by January 15, 2021 you should claim your payment via the Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 tax return.  Please hold off filing returns until after this date to ensure that you are preparing the most accurate return possible.

 

If you should need to claim the credit on your tax return, you are encouraged to file early (but after January 15) to receive these funds as quickly as possible.  In TurboTax, you will enter information about the credit near the end of the interview in the Final Review section of the program. 

 

More information about the payments and any additional updates can be found at the following links:

 

 

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BonniefromWaltham
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Why does my irs transcript say my stimulus check was deposited on 1/4/2021 and I did not recieve it

I have received the $1200 economic stimulus check; however, it was received in January of 2021.  I feel it should be recorded as having been received in my 2020 return, but want to have this verified please.

DoninGA
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Why does my irs transcript say my stimulus check was deposited on 1/4/2021 and I did not recieve it


@BonniefromWaltham wrote:

I have received the $1200 economic stimulus check; however, it was received in January of 2021.  I feel it should be recorded as having been received in my 2020 return, but want to have this verified please.


Both stimulus payments are an advance tax credit based on your 2020 federal tax return.  The payment received in 2021 is required to be reported as received on your 2020 federal tax return.

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