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Getting your stimulus on your 2020 tax return

Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 5:07 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - For those who have not received your stimulus check you could be getting that back in your tax return. Because of the pandemic and stimulus payments, the Internal Revenue Service will not start accepting federal tax returns until Feb. 12. To speed refunds, the IRS is urging taxpayers to file electronically with direct deposit as soon as possible. The deadline for filing remains April 15. Tammi with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service says you can still receive your stimulus in your 2020 tax return.

“Either if they haven’t gotten it they can still receive the money. They need to go on IRS.gov and check the status of their stimulus payment. It gives them both the first one and the second information and when they can expect it. If it’s not showing their second one at all then they can file it on their tax return and get it as a refund on their tax return,” said owner of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Tammi Fangmeier.

Many have filed for unemployment this year this changes the way earned income is computed. Their is a provision in where they have a look back at 2019 for earned income credit. This new provision is to prevent a loss of tax return money.

“Make sure you’ve got your unemployment you know what those figures are. Either with the 1099-G or the information off the unemployment website,” said Fangmeier.

Fangmeier said this can be taken care of on IRS.gov and encourages the community to ask her staff any questions they may have.

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