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How to file the Recovery Rebate Credit?

I received $2,800.00 in Recovery Rebate for 2021, How do you get credit?
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How to file the Recovery Rebate Credit?

What do you mean?  If you didn't get the 3rd Stimulus payment  in 2021 for 1400 person then you get it on your 2021 tax return line 30 as the Recovery Rebate Credit.   It doesn't come separately.  It is included in your refund or reduced a tax due,   But Line 30 is only if you didn't get the full amount or qualify for more. 

To get to the stimulus questions in TurboTax at any time, you can search for stimulus or recovery rebate credit then hit ENTER and there should be a Jump to link

 

If you are trying to trigger it,

Click on Other Tax Situations at top

Click on Let's get started

Answer some questions then Continue

Then click on Let's keep going

Next screen is for the Third Stimulus, if you qualify

 

If you did not get prompted to enter your stimulus information, that means you either:

  1. Filed as a dependent being claimed on another tax return, or 
  2. have an AGI too high to claim the recovery rebate credit

But first be sure you didn't get it.  A lot of people forgot they got it last year and the IRS is reducing their refund.  Double check your bank statements and Check your IRS account (both accounts if married) to see what they sent you.

Your Online Account | Internal Revenue Service

 

 

 

 

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How to file the Recovery Rebate Credit?

You said "I received $2,800.00." Do you mean that you received a payment of $2,800, either by check or as a deposit in your bank account? If you did get a payment, that's the credit. You already got it in advance. You don't get it again on your tax return. If TurboTax asks you how much you received, be sure to say that you received $2,800.

 

How to file the Recovery Rebate Credit?

@robertbetts2009 - you are eligible for EITHER the 3rd stimulus or the Recovery REbate credit, but not both.

 

if you received $2800 last year (March time frame), then Line 30 of your Form 1040 should be zero.  if you filed and it wasn't, the IRS will catch the error and adjust your return - no amendment required. 

 

if you did NOT receive $2800 last year, then Line 30 of your Form 1040 should be $2800.  

 

does that help???

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