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.
- 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.