I need someone to clarify something for me. If we do not get our portion of the stimulus payment then someone mentioned we would have to claim it on next years tax return. However, if that causes us to get a refund and we are still filing married jointly, won't 1/2 of that be taken??? How is that fair? So my 1450 will be halved into $725 because it comes back to us as a refund or what? I am so confused at this point as to how we are ever going to get our portion.
@mzzwillis Me either!! They said it would be rectified 8-11 weeks of the time of the stimulus being taken. Here it is 12 weeks and counting and none of us have any more idea if we will ever see our portion of the stimulus~ I just cannot believe this happened.
I think they are just blowing this issue off and hoping no one notices. If you do call and happen to get a human after a 3 hour wait they don't tell you anything other than they don't know and maybe file for it next year, but they also say they are not certain that is the way to fix it. Has anyone thought about filing form 3911 to conduct a trace on the payment and see if that helps?
Yes, already tried that. The representative stated I had a letter mailed 4/30/2020, explaining what happened to my portion. I explained my husband had received a letter with just his name on it. She said she couldn’t speak to what happened to my letter, but I should have received one. She stated the trace is used for people who had shown a date in the tool, and letter stating the deposit was made to their bank account, and not intercepted by child support.
I was told my stimulus check will be released two weeks after I receive my income tax return well 2 weeks have come and gone...I called them late last week and they told me give it two more weeks so I wait patiently.
So they are telling some they will get one? My portion was erroneously captured by child support , even though I always file an injured spouse form. When I inquired about it, was told I would not get one but would be able to capture that when I file my 2020 tax return.
I agree it’s not fair. I am the breadwinner in the household so the portion taken from my refund has never been more than a couple hundred dollars. I think I will be revisiting the idea of married filing separately.