I missed my stimulus checks; can I still claim them?

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Yes - you can still claim your missed 2020 and 2021 stimulus checks, but there is an expiration date to keep in mind.

To still claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit you must file a 2020 tax return by May 17, 2024.

To still claim the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit you must file a 2021 return by April 15, 2025.

If you already filed a return and did not claim the missed checks in your tax return, you could file an amended return to still claim them. Just contact our support if you would need to file an amended return or like more information on how to claim the missed stimulus checks for tax year 2020 and 2021.

If you are ready to claim your missing stimulus payment(s), just log in here and get started on your 2020 and/or 2021 return.

For more details about missing stimulus checks, just visit our dedicated section on this topic on our resources page.

Updated Jan 8, 2024

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