Economic Impact Payment Help
Still awaiting your Economic Impact Payment?
- To check the status of your payment, please visit the official IRS website and use the Get My Payment tool: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
If your Economic Impact Payment has not been issued:
- Please visit the official IRS website for information about how to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/recovery-rebate-credit
Information from the IRS News Release 12/29/20:
- “Eligible individuals who did not receive an Economic Impact Payment this year – either the first or the second payment – will be able to claim it when they file their 2020 taxes in 2021.”
Who can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit?
- Information directly from IRS.gov:
“Eligible individuals who did not receive the full amounts of both Economic Impact Payments may claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 Form 1040 or 1040-SR. To determine whether you are an eligible individual or the amount of your Recovery Rebate Credit, complete the Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet in the Instructions for Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR.
Generally, you are eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit if you were a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien in 2020, cannot be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer for tax year 2020, and have a Social Security number valid for employment that is issued before the due date of your 2020 tax return (including extensions).
You must file Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you are normally not required to file a tax return. Anyone with income of $72,000 or less can file their Federal tax return electronically for free through the IRS Free File Program. Free File is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many filing and tax preparation software providers who provide their brand-name products for free. The safest and fastest way to get a tax refund is to combine electronic filing with Direct Deposit.”