IRS Economic Impact Payments on Your Tax Account - YouTube video text script


You've probably heard of the recovery rebate credit, which was paid in advance to most people in two rounds of economic impact payments. People who are eligible – and received less than the full amounts – may claim an additional amount as the recovery rebate credit and must file a 2020 tax return to claim it, even if they don't usually file a tax return.

They will need to know the amount of the first and second economic impact payments they received to claim the recovery rebate credit. If you don't have the IRS notices showing the amounts you received before any offsets, you can sign up for an account on to find your payment amounts online.

You can sign up for a username and password to view your personal federal tax account information, Including the amounts of your Economic Impact Payments.

Or if you already have a username and password, you can log in to get the amounts of your Economic Impact Payments on

Don't forget…the fastest and most accurate way for you to file is electronically. If you're expecting a refund, remember to choose direct deposit.

Be sure to have your routing and account numbers for your bank account, prepaid debit card, or mobile payment app available…so you can receive your refund quickly and safely.

For more details about the recovery rebate credit, check out