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Here's how to get your stimulus check money on your taxes if you didn't get a check & should have

Posted at 9:11 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 09:11:17-05

(WXYZ) — Many people who feel they should have received a stimulus check last year, or the second one this year, are still empty-handed. You can wait and wait, but there's a much simpler way to get your check.

It comes when you file your taxes. This year's 1040 forms have a space – Line 30 – to enter your "Recovery Rebate Credit," which is what you received for the stimulus.

With programs like TurboTax, they will ask if you got your stimulus. If you received nothing and qualify, the $1,200 or $600 instantly pops up on a tax refund.

But, the IRS is making things confusing once again. The agency calls it a "Recovery Rebate" or "Economic Impact Payment," which confused a lot of people.