Correcting errors with your 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (Economic Stimulus Payments)

  • If you didn’t claim the credit on your original tax return
    you will need to file an Amended Form 1040-X.
    The IRS will not calculate the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit for you if you did not enter any amount on your original tax return.
  • If you made a mistake when calculating the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit on your tax return,
    the IRS will calculate the correct amount of the Recovery Rebate Credit,
    make the correction to your tax return and continue processing your return.
  • the IRS will not reject your tax return if you made an error in calculating your 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit.
    If you made a mistake, the IRS will calculate the correct amount of the Recovery Rebate Credit, make the correction to your tax return and continue processing your return. If a correction is needed, there may be a slight delay in processing your return and the IRS will send you a notice explaining any change made.
  • If you received a notice saying the IRS changed the amount of your 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit, read the notice to see the reason provided. Some reasons require action on your part, and some notices are information-only.
  • If you disagree with the IRS calculation, please review the FAQs at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/2020-recovery-rebate-credit-topic-g-correcting-issues-after-the-2020-tax-return-is-filed