Some people who were not eligible for the first round of stimulus payments may now be eligible under the new requirements. For example, if a spouse in a married couple did not have a Social Security number and they filed taxes jointly, both spouses were ineligible for a stimulus payment.
Under the new Requirements for the stimulus check, the spouse with a Social Security number can receive the maximum amount they are eligible for. You might have missed your first and/or second payment or not received as much as you were eligible for. Bekow, you will learn about possible reasons you may have missed your stimulus check.
These problems can occur because:
You earned too much in 2019 but qualify based on 2020 earnings.
You had a new child who was not a dependent on your taxes.
You did not file a 2019 tax return and missed the second stimulus payment.
You did not file a 2018 or 2019 tax return and missed both payments.
You were an adult dependent in 2019 but no one will claim you in 2020.
Your spouse not having a Social Security number affected your eligibility for the first stimulus payment.
If your eligibility for the stimulus check has changed, you can claim your payments when you file your 2020 taxes.
You will fill out Recovery Rebate Credit information on your Form 1040 or 1040-SR.
If you do not normally file taxes, the IRS has a Non-Filers tool on their website.
The IRS will include your missed stimulus payments with any refund they owe you. However, if you owe the IRS, they will pay your debt with the stimulus amount.