Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away The IRS Letter You Received After Your Third Stimulus Check

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With the country opening back up, a lot of people are beginning to wonder if (or when) a fourth stimulus check will be coming. That is a great question. We know a lot of people could use extra stimulus money in 2021, but it’s really difficult to know what the government plans on doing.

One thing we do know, however, is that people have stimulus questions and issues, especially as it pertains to taxes, that are easily solvable.

For instance, we’ve already covered a few of these:

Today, we want to make sure you don’t throw away the IRS letters that have been coming in the mail after each check has been received.

Why Do You Need The IRS Letter From The Third Stimulus Check?

With the first two payments in 2020, you should have received notices 1444-A and 1444-B. And with the third payment, notice 1444-C should have came in the mail about 15 days after your check was received.

These notices are confirmation letters and if you were shorted some stimulus owed to you in 2020 or 2021, you can use this documentation at tax time to help claim the money you were shorted.

Although it’ll be another 12 months until tax time, the IRS suggests that you hold on to the letter for your 2021 taxes.

What Should You Do If You Didn’t Receive Notice 1444-C?

Don’t fret, Big Brother (aka the IRS) should have all of your information saved in your federal tax account. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one. It is a very simple process, one that could save you a headache a year from now when tax time comes.

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C. James

C. James is the managing editor at Wealth Gang. He has a degree in finance and a passion for creating passive income streams and wealth management.