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Cbraglin
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My mother claimed me for half of the year, I claimed myself for the second half of the year in 2019. Neither of us have received an economic impact payment.

Is there still a way for me to get these payments?
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DoninGA
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My mother claimed me for half of the year, I claimed myself for the second half of the year in 2019. Neither of us have received an economic impact payment.

You cannot claim a dependent for part of a year and you cannot claim yourself as independent for part of a year.  A dependent on tax return is claimed for the entire year.

 

The stimulus payment for which you are eligible to receive will be entered on your 2020 federal tax return as a tax credit on Form 1040 Line 30.

The TurboTax program will ask about stimulus payments in the Federal Review section of the program.

 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

My mother claimed me for half of the year, I claimed myself for the second half of the year in 2019. Neither of us have received an economic impact payment.

There is no such thing as claiming a dependent for half a year.  You were claimed for all of 2019 if your mom claimed you.  If you were over the age of 16 then your mother could not get stimulus money (or child tax credit) for claiming you, but if you met the criteria to be claimed as a dependent then there are other reasons for her to claim you and she can.

 

There are two kinds of dependents--qualifying child and qualifying dependent.  If you meet the criteria to be either kind of dependent then you must say that on your own return in My Info.  If you CAN be claimed then you cannot receive stimulus money.  If you CANNOT be claimed as someone else's dependent for tax year 2020, then you can use the recovery rebate credit on your own 2020 tax return.

 

 

WHO CAN I CLAIM AS A DEPENDENT?

 

You can claim a child, relative, friend, fiance (etc.) as a dependent on your 2019 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

• They are related to you.

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or   Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

• They are under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).

    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children

        They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).

Qualifying relative

• They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

They lived with you the entire year.

• They made less than $4300  (not counting Social Security)

• You provided more than half of their financial support. More info

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them.

Related Information:

Does a dependent have to live with me?

What does "financially support another person" mean?

Can I claim a newborn baby?

 

 

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 this year, you can get it when you file your 2020 return in early 2021—if you are eligible.It will end up on line 30 of your 2020 Form 1040.

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payment-information-center-topic-j-reconciling-on-your-...

 

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments-for-individuals-...

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/how-will-the-stimulus-package-impact-me/00/1393859

 

We know that the IRS is already revising the 2020 Form 1040 to include the 2nd stimulus, but that change will entail a lot of re-programing at the IRS and for the tax software programs.  It may be at least a month — or longer— before the forms are changed.  Do NOT be in a hurry to file your 2020 tax return until more is known. Give some extra time to the IRS and the software programmers so that the software can handle the new 2nd stimulus, so that you can get it all by filing ONE time. You will need to visit the recovery rebate section AFTER the form and software revisions are complete in order to do this correctly. It is never a good idea to file too early; filing your 2020 return too soon may result in a lot of extra confusion that can be avoided if you wait and file a little later.

 

 

 

good post with screen shots for recovery rebate credit

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/filed-as-an-independent-and-single-but-haven-t-re...

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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