I just received my second round stimulus check and for the second time my child didn't receive a payment. We filed our taxes for 2019 in February 2020. And qualify for the full amount.
I see for out first missed $500 child payment we can use a recovery rebate credit: https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/tax-deductions-and-credits-2/what-is-a-recovery-rebate-tax-credit-4...
What about for the second round? The second round is passed as a 2021 act, but I believe based on 2019 taxes again. Would we be able to file the missing $500 AND $600 payment on our 2020 taxes?
I know it's early and day one, but wanted to ask right away to see how others will be handling this issue. Thank you.
Children born in 2020 were not included in the 1st stimulus because those checks were based on 2018 or 2019. But on your 2020 tax return you can claim your child born in 2020 for the stimulus money, as well as the other child-related credits. When you go through the screens in My Info make sure to say your child lived with you the WHOLE year.
The stimulus check is an advance on a credit you can receive on your 2020 tax return. If something went wrong or you did not get the stimulus check this year, you can get it when you file your 2020 return in early 2021—if you are eligible.It will end up on line 30 of your 2020 Form 1040.
We know that the IRS is already revising the 2020 Form 1040 to include the 2nd stimulus, but that change will entail a lot of re-programing at the IRS and for the tax software programs. It may be at least a month — or longer— before the forms are changed. Do NOT be in a hurry to file your 2020 tax return until more is known. Give some extra time to the IRS and the software programmers so that the software can handle the new 2nd stimulus, so that you can get it all by filing ONE time. It is never a good idea to file too early; filing your 2020 return too soon may result in a lot of extra confusion that can be avoided if you wait and file a little later.