You might think, “Where can I get my stimulus check?” First, you may be now eligible because you earn less. Many people lost their jobs in 2020 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be able to claim both the first and second payment, as well as dependent compensation if you have qualifying kids.
Another reason is that you have new qualified dependents, such as having a newborn or adopting a child. If you did not file a 2019 tax return, you may not receive a payment. The government extended the deadline for 2019 tax filings, so you might have not filed yet or the IRS has yet to process your taxes.
You could have also missed your payment because of bank or address changes. Your payment could be in an electronic limbo or at the bottom of not-forwarded mail. The IRS can issue a replacement.
A common reason for not getting stimulus money is because you lost your paper check or debit card, or it was destroyed or stolen.
The government can see if you deposited a check or used the debit card. They can issue a replacement as long as the funds have not been used.
You may not get a stimulus check because you have not received the first or second payments. You might not know the reason for not receiving a stimulus check payment. If you believe you are eligible, you can claim the funds when you file your 2020 taxes.
The 2020 Form 1040 and 1040-SR refer to the stimulus payments as the Recovery Rebate Credit. Follow the instructions for the Recovery Rebate Credit worksheet to calculate any stimulus money the IRS should have sent you. The government will send the missed funds along with your 2020 tax refund.
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