Claiming the $1,400 stimulus check
Families that either had a newborn or adopted a child in 2021 will be able to claim the amount of the third Economic Impact Payment (EIP3) they are due through the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. This goes for all taxpayers who didn’t get the full amount due to them from the direct payment scheme.
You’ll want to check any documentation that the IRS sent regarding the EIP3 or “plus-up payments” received. If you lost the letter that the agency sent, through the IRS website you should be able to find the information in your federal tax account. If you try to claim more of the credit than you are due, it could delay processing of your tax return and thus your refund if you have one coming.
Taxpayers that are still missing the first two Economic Impact Payments (EIP1 and EIP2) will need to file a 2020 1040 to claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit