We've got full instructions on how to file for a Recovery Rebate Credit here, but the basics are: Confirm your payment status online through the IRS . When you file your 2020 tax return (check out our list of the best tax software ), claim your Recovery Rebate Credit on 2020 Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR. ... If you're filing for a partial check rebate, you'll need the IRS' calculated amount from the letter the IRS sent confirming your payment. ...What is the recovery rebate?
The “Recovery Rebate Credit” is a one-time tax credit that’s intended to make up for the unpaid portion of your stimulus payment if (and only if) you received less than you were due.