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txtax22
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Recovery Rebate

If the first stimulus was taken for back child support and i got the second, can i claim the recovery rebate on my taxes?  The software is automatically applying the $1200 credit, but i dont see anywhere to mark that it was garnished.

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Recovery Rebate

You did get the $1200 and must enter it as received even though that the money was taken to pay child support doesn't negate that truth that you did get the money  ... you cannot get it again.  

 

In TurboTax Online, to claim the Recovery Rebate credit please do the following:

  1. Sign into your account and continue from where you left off
  2. Click on Federal in the left-hand column, then on Federal Review on the top of the screen
  3. On the next page titled Let's make sure you got the right stimulus amount, click on Continue
  4. Follow the interview
  5. TurboTax will determine whether you are entitled to any additional stimulus
  6. Any stimulus amount remaining due to you will show as a credit on line 30 of your form 1040.

 

MaryK4
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Recovery Rebate

No, if the first stimulus was garnished for back child support, it was still "received" by you so you would not be able to claim the Recovery Rebate payment.

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