The third stimulus check is still out there for those who never got it the first time around and can be claimed with your tax return.
The ability to get the first two checks has passed, since the deadlines are up.
Those checks were for the year 2020.
If you didn’t get that payment, you can get it with your 2021 tax return.
The deadline for your 2021 tax return is today, April 18, 2022.
The check was originally issued based on people’s 2019 and 2020 tax returns.
This means if you had a major change and the IRS was unaware, you’d need to let them know through the Recovery Rebate Credit.
Claiming the third stimulus check
If you think you missed the check and were entitled to it, you may claim the Recovery Rebate Credit.
This credit is available with your 2021 tax return.
There is a worksheet to help you know what to claim.
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