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If you have received less stimulus payments than you should have, you'll need to file your 2020 or 2021 taxes.

Your stimulus payments were based on your 2018 or 2019 tax return. If you are still waiting for funds or believe you were eligible for more, you will have to file your The IRS will look at how much money you made, how much stimulus payments you have received, and how many kids you have to see if you should receive additional funds through the Recovery Rebate Credit.

What amount were your  stimulus payments supposed to be?

Your first stimulus payment should have been $1,200 ($2,400 if married filing jointly) plus $500 for each qualifying child.

Your second stimulus payment should have been $600 ($1,200 if married filing jointly) plus $600 for each qualifying child.

If eligible, individuals who filed a joint tax return should have received a third stimulus payment for $2,800 and all other should have received up to $1,400. People with qualifying dependents on their tax return should have received up to $1,400 per qualifying dependent.

You're missing some money?

You can use the Get My Payment tool to find how and when you received your stimulus payments.

If Get My Payment does not provide a payment date, a payment will not be issued and you may claim the Recovery Rebate Credit. You will need to file a 2020 or 2021 tax return to claim the credit, even if you don't usually file your taxes.

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