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jschoomer
Level 3

Claiming Recovery Rebate credit (for EIP3) while payment trace is in progress - filing 2021 taxes

My mom got Form 6475 early this year but never received the actual check. She didn't realize it until now because she's filing her 2021 taxes (federal and state) ahead of October 17th deadline. I have asked her to contact IRS and start a payment trace but it takes six weeks to get an answer.

Question is: If the trace is NOT complete by October 17th and she has to absolutely file by then, should she say she received $0 in EIP3 and thus get TurboTax to claim the EIP3 amount as Recovery Rebate credit? What is the consequence, and / or are there better options to handle this?

Thanks,

JS

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fanfare
Level 15

Claiming Recovery Rebate credit (for EIP3) while payment trace is in progress - filing 2021 taxes

If you claim EIP3 but IRS says you got it, you are wasting your time and the IRS's time.

IRS will deny your claim and subtract that amount from any refund shown on your tax return.

 

@jschoomer 

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Claiming Recovery Rebate credit (for EIP3) while payment trace is in progress - filing 2021 taxes

Duplicate question. Please post your question only once. See the answer to your first post of the same question. If you want to add more information or post a follow-up question, add a reply to your original question. Do not post separate questions about the same issue. When information is scattered in multiple threads it's confusing and hard to follow, and hard to see the whole picture.

 

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