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Do I still have stimulus checks out there

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Do I still have stimulus checks out there

Did you not get any of the 3 Stimulus payments?


EIP1 The first Stimulus payment was 1,200 for each spouse and 500 for each dependent under 17.


EIP2 The second Stimulus was 600 per person and dependents under 17. The 2nd stimulus checks started going out at the very end of December 2020 and continued into January/Feb 2021.

The first 2 Stimulus payments went on your 2020 return even if you got the second one in Jan/Feb 2021.


EIP3 The 3rd Stimulus payment started going out in March 2021 and is for 1,400 for each person listed on your tax return, no age limit. The IRS used your 2020 (or 2019) return to send the checks out fast. If your 2021 return changes and you qualify for more you can claim the extra as the Recovery Rebate Credit on 1040 line 30. But line 30 is only if you didn't get the full amount or qualify for more. Not the amount you already got. The IRS also sent out letter 6475 to tell you how much they sent you . If you are married then each spouse should get a letter for half.

Do I still have stimulus checks out there

If you are not sure whether you received the stimulus checks you can look at your online account with the IRS.




If you need to trace a payment that the IRS says has been issued to you, mail or fax a completed IRS Form 3911, Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund.


If you did not receive the 1st and/or 2nd stimulus check the way to get it would be to file a 2020 tax return.  To get the 3rd one you need to file a 2021 tax return.   On either return you need to use the recovery rebate credt in Federal Review.


There have been a few states that sent stimulus checks, but we do not know what state you are in.   You can google  or research your state for information on whether your state has issued any sort of stimulus checks--CA had the Golden State stimulus.    



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