I never made any money and didn’t know he hadn’t been paying or filing.
Did you live in a Community Property State? Since you seem to have more issues than just stimulus payments, please see a local tax professional and/or an attorney.
You would need to file a tax return for 2020 in order to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit.
The amount of the Rebate Recovery Credit is based upon your actual 2020 income tax return you file. Therefore, if you meet the criteria for the credit, you will receive it when you prepare your 2020 income tax return. The credit is intended to give those who should have received either the first or second stimulus payment but never did a tax credit on their tax returns. Any excess credit is then refunded to you if there is an overpayment on your tax return.
Please see the attached link for more information on who can claim the credit.
When you prepare your 2020 income tax return, be sure to do the following to ensure the credit is calculated correctly on your income tax return.
- In the Federal section, select the Federal Review interview section at the top of the screen.
- This will take you to the input section for the Recovery Rebate credit.
- Be sure to indicate the actual amount of each stimulus payment you received on the page that asks if you received a stimulus payment. You will indicate here you did not receive either payment and enter zero in both boxes.
Please see the link below for more information on the third stimulus payment.
The advice by SweetieJean above is also important as you may have other issues to deal with and may need an advocate to assist you with filing your returns.
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