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Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

Could back child support take my stimulus payments?
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Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

How can I file 2020 taxes and not claim the stimulus credit?

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Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

The advance stimulus  payments could not be taken  however  if you are getting them as a credit  on the tax return any and ALL refunds on an income tax return (from any source) can and will be grabbed for back child support, student loans and any fed/state balance dues you may have.  

Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

Is it to late to file for my second one? I didn't file taxes in 2019

Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

If you didn't get the 1st or 2nd stimulus payments you can claim them on your 2020 return (not 2019).  Did you file a 2020 return?  If not you can file 2020 or amend it.

 

There has been 3 stimulus paymens.

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.

Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

How can I file 2020 taxes and not claim the stimulus credit?

Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

@jjones3133 If you are eligible, the IRS will give it to you automatically (and then seize it for Child Support).

Can my 2nd and third stimulus payments be taken for child support?

@jjones3133 Why would you want to file your 2020 tax return and not claim the recovery rebate credit?   On a 2020 tax return you can get the 1st and/or 2nd stimulus amount as a recovery rebate credit--so that would be $1200 for the 1st one and $600 for the 2nd one---up to $1800 total.   If you owe back child support ---why would you not want to see that money go toward paying your debt?   You are not going to find another way around it and get it for yourself if you owe child support.  It would most definitely be seized if you are delinquent in your support payments and the IRS has an order in place to seize your refunds.

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