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How do I claim the Recovery Rebate Credit in TurboTax?

SOLVEDby TurboTax21938Updated February 09, 2022

Third stimulus payments were made beginning in March 2021. If you received the full amount of the third stimulus payment in 2021 (Economic Impact Payment), you won’t get any additional Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2021 return since you’ve already received the full amount of the credit as a stimulus payment.

If you didn't receive the full amount of your third stimulus payment, we'll help you claim the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2021 taxes or your 2021 amended return and make sure you get the money you qualify for by double-checking the amount you received.

First, find the exact amount you received for the third stimulus payment.

  • On your IRS Letter 6475, or
  • By visiting the IRS View Your Account Information page and creating or accessing your account, or
  • In your bank statements. You might be able to search your online statements for deposits made by the IRS or US Treasury

When you have it ready, enter all of your federal return information as you would normally.

  1. During the Federal Review, we’ll check if you meet eligibility requirements for the stimulus payment.
  2. If you meet the requirements, you'll see the Did you get a third stimulus? screen.
  3. Answer a few questions about any payments you've already received and then we'll let you know if the Recovery Rebate Credit applies.
    • If you need to make any changes to your stimulus credit responses, search for stimulus and select the jump-to link to return to the section. Enter your updated info and Continue.

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