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Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit If Your Filing Status Changed

If your filing status changed for 2008 or if you remarried in 2008, follow the directions below when calculating your Recovery Rebate Credit.

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IF your filing status in 2007 was... AND your filing status in 2008 changed to... THEN use the following economic stimulus payment amount(s) to figure your recovery rebate credit, if any.
Not Married Filing Jointly Married Filing Jointly The total economic stimulus payment amount  received by you, as shown on Notice 1378, including any amount for qualified children. PLUS the economic stimulus payment amount received by your spouse, as shown on Notice 1378. Note: If your new spouse filed jointly with a different spouse in 2007, then your new spouse's stimulus payment was half of their joint stimulus payment amount.
Married Filing Jointly Not Married Filing Jointly Half of the total economic stimulus payment amount  received by you and your spouse, as shown on Notice 1378, including any amount for qualified children.  
Married Filing Jointly Married Filing Jointly with a different spouse Half of the total economic stimulus payment amount received by you and your former spouse, as shown on Notice 1378, including any amount for qualified children. PLUS the economic stimulus payment amount received by your new spouse, as shown on Notice 1378. Note: If your new spouse filed jointly with a different spouse in 2007, then your new spouse's stimulus payment was half of their joint stimulus payment amount.

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-Apr-2014