Are You Interested in the Recovery Rebate Credit?


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Some individuals who did not get the economic stimulus payment, and a smaller number of those who did, may be eligible for the recovery rebate credit. However, most taxpayers who received the economic stimulus payment last year will not be able to claim the recovery rebate credit on their 2008 federal income tax return.

Here are some quick links to help you determine whether you qualify for the credit and how to claim it:
  • Avoid mistakes. Review these tips and avoid errors that could needlessly delay your refund.
  • To claim the recovery rebate credit, you’ll need to know whether you got a stimulus payment last year, and if so, how much. Our online tool, How Much Was My Stimulus Payment?, will get you the answer right away.
  • For more details, visit the the Recovery Rebate Credit Information Center.