WASHINGTON (ABC4) – Are you missing your first or second stimulus check?
You may need to file a 2020 tax return with the Internal Revenue Service to get it.
The IRS issued the third round of the Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April. Officials say most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now.
Anyone missing their first or second EIP or the full amount is asked to file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRc) as soon as possible.
The IRS is asking the public to file the 2020 tax return even if they have no income to report for 2020. When the tax return is processed, officials say the IRS will pay the RRC as a tax refund.
The IRS will also send any additional third EIP amount owed in 2021 separately.
If you have already filed your taxes, you do not need to do anything else.
To learn more, visit Social Security’s Economic Impact Payments and Tax Credits page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/eip/.