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My great granddaughter didn't receive either stimulus payment.  Can I receive credit/deduction for this and where do I do this in TurboTax?

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If your great grandmother qualifies as your dependent, you may receive a stimulus payment for her. When you add her as a dependent, TurboTax will ask you a series of questions to see if she qualifies as your dependent. For additional information, see Who can I claim as my dependent?


If your great grandmother does not qualify as your dependent, she may be eligible to receive the stimulus payment for herself. If she receives Social Security, she may have received it in November or December of 2020. Check her bank account if she gets direct deposit or the amount of the check she received. 


To claim the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your taxes this year, see the following:


When you’re ready to file, we’ll check if you meet eligibility requirements for the stimulus payment. If you meet the requirements, we'll ask a few questions about any payments you've already received and then let you know if the Recovery Rebate Credit applies.

  • If you need to make any changes to your stimulus credit responses, search for stimulus and select the jump-to link at the top of the search results to return back to the section. Enter your updated info and Continue.

It’s important that you enter the correct amount of each stimulus payment you received. The first stimulus payments were made between April and September of last year, while the second round of payments were delivered during January and February. You can find the exact amount,

  • On your IRS letter-Notice 1444 and/or 1444-B which were mailed to you with the headline, “Your Economic Impact Payment Has Arrived” and were signed by the president. Or,
  • By visiting IRS.Gov and creating or accessing your account. Or,
  • In your bank statements. You might be able to search your online statements for deposits made by the IRS or US Treasury.

Additional information: Eligibility rules for the Recovery Rebate Credit

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Do you mean that YOU did not receive stimulus money for claiming her?   You only get stimulus money for a dependent child who was UNDER the age of 17 at the end of 2020.



Or do you mean that SHE did not receive stimulus money for herself?   Was she claimed as a dependent ----or CAN she be claimed as a dependent for 2020?  How old was she at the end of 2020?  Was she a full-time student?   




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 in 2020, you can get it when you file your 2020 return in early 2021

The Recovery Rebate Credit will be found in the FEDERAL REVIEW section. ( you should see "Let's make sure you got the right stimulus amount”)  If you are eligible it will end up on line 30 of your 2020 Form 1040.


Make sure that you enter ALL of the stimulus money received for the 1st ad 2ns stimulus for yourself, your spouse and your children.





Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the screen. Click on Tools. Click on View Tax Summary. Click on Preview my 1040 on the left side of the screen.

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