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MaRan
Level 2

recovery rebate credit calculation appears wrong

I'm filing for my mother-in-law you died 11/21/20. Her husband died in 2018 but she received the first stimulus check in 5/20 for $2400. Check was made out to her only but must have based on joint 2018 return. I enter $2400 for 1st and 0 for the 2nd, and I've entered her death date, but a $600 credit is calculated.  This appears wrong based on the date she died, and how can I fix?

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DoninGA
Level 15

recovery rebate credit calculation appears wrong

The $600 is correct.  If a person passed away in 2020 then they are still eligible for the stimulus payment.

raxtman79
New Member

recovery rebate credit calculation appears wrong

So you are saying that if my father-in-law passed away in July 2020, my mother-in-law filing a joint return that got 2400.00 for the 2 of them in round one, and 600.00 in round 2 should get 600.00 for her spouse even though he passed during the 2020 year?

 

DoninGA
Level 15

recovery rebate credit calculation appears wrong


@raxtman79 wrote:

So you are saying that if my father-in-law passed away in July 2020, my mother-in-law filing a joint return that got 2400.00 for the 2 of them in round one, and 600.00 in round 2 should get 600.00 for her spouse even though he passed during the 2020 year?

 


Yes.  That is correct.

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