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mepeterson15
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Federal review isn't asking for the stimulus amount

we had a child in 2020 and would like to enter in the amount for the first payment, but the federal review isn't asking about the stimulus
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BarbL
Employee Tax Expert

Federal review isn't asking for the stimulus amount

If you are not eligible for the credit based on information entered on your 2020 tax return, TurboTax will not display the Recovery Rebate questions.  Generally, this is because the reported income exceeds the thresholds set by Congress.  

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xmasbaby0
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Federal review isn't asking for the stimulus amount

Children born in 2020 were not included in the 1st stimulus because those checks were based on 2018 or 2019. No one got stimulus money for babies born in 2020 because the IRS did not know about those babies or have their SSN’s. But on your 2020 tax return you can claim your child born in 2020 for the stimulus money, as well as the other child-related credits.  You enter your new dependent in My Info.  When you go through the screens in My Info make sure to say your child lived with you the WHOLE year.  When it asks the oddly worded question about whether your child paid for over half their own support say NO.

 

  

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 2nd stimulus for yourself, your spouse and your children.

 

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

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901539-how-do-i-preview-my-turbotax-online-return-before-filing

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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mepeterson15
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Federal review isn't asking for the stimulus amount

I followed these instructions.  The FEDERAL REVIEW is not asking this question at all!  I cleared my cookies as well.  What else am I missing?

BarbL
Employee Tax Expert

Federal review isn't asking for the stimulus amount

If you are not eligible for the credit based on information entered on your 2020 tax return, TurboTax will not display the Recovery Rebate questions.  Generally, this is because the reported income exceeds the thresholds set by Congress.  

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