A Taxpayer is responsible for accurately reporting the amount of Economic Stimulus Payment received during the tax year.
The primary sources for this information are confirmation letters from the IRS or your online IRS account. Both are described in more detail below.
If you should have, but did not, receive a Stimulus Payment in 2021, you must provide an IRS statement to your tax preparer, (see below) showing that no Economic Impact Payment was made to you.
To find the amounts of your Economic Impact Payments, check:
Your Online Account: Securely access your individual IRS account online to view the total of your first, second and third Economic Impact Payment amounts under the “Economic Impact Payment Information” section
on the Tax Records page.
IRS EIP Notices: mailed these notices to the taxpayer address on file at IRS.
- Notice 1444: Shows the first Economic Impact Payment sent for tax year 2020
- Notice 1444-B: Shows the second Economic Impact Payment sent for tax year 2020
- Notice 1444-C: Shows the third Economic Impact Payment sent for tax year 2021
Letter 6475: Through March 2022, IRS will send this letter confirming the total amount of the third Economic Impact Payment and any plus-up payments you received for tax year 2021.
You will need the total payment information from your online account or your letter in order for your tax preparer to accurately calculate your Recovery Rebate Credit.
For married filing joint individuals, each spouse will need to log into their own online account or review their own letter for their half of the total payment.