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2021 Stimulus Check - Amended Tax Return 1040-X

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:11 am
by bobspelledbackwards
Hello. I originally stated I could be claimed as a dependent when filing my 2021 tax return in March. I then realized in order to receive the third stimulus check in my circumstances I would have to state I could not be claimed as a dependent, and then amended my return with a 1040-X form which is still in processing. I was not claimed as a dependent for the tax year of 2020 and was working for more than half of the year. Will the IRS likely issue me the stimulus check after correcting my amended return? Thank you very much.

Re: 2021 Stimulus Check - Amended Tax Return 1040-X

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:56 pm
by FiveK
It's not a matter of your choice: could you be claimed as a dependent or not (regardless of whether you were claimed)?

Re: 2021 Stimulus Check - Amended Tax Return 1040-X

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 6:11 pm
by bobspelledbackwards
No I could not.

Re: 2021 Stimulus Check - Amended Tax Return 1040-X

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 6:27 pm
by FiveK
If you could not be claimed as a dependent in 2020, then your 2020 return (that you filed in March 2021) should have allowed you to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit - did that happen (either on your original or amended return)?

Whether you will get the third stimulus as an advance payment, or receive it as a similar Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022, depends on how quickly the IRS processes your amended return. Don't know that likelihood....