One Chicago woman said she only got $ 76 when she qualified for the full $ 600.
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Christine H. said she received her first stimulus payment of $ 1,200 last year with no problem. But when the second stimulus check hit her bank account this week, she couldn’t believe it.
“I was looking for a little more money,” said Christine. “I thought that couldn’t be right. But there was nothing else. And then I checked the next day and the next and it didn’t change.”
Christine said she made less than $ 75,000, which makes her eligible for the full amount. She said $ 76 was off her bills and she can’t understand why she received so little.
“I don’t owe any child support. I don’t owe any taxes or anything that the government could punish me for,” she said.
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The ABC7 I team reached out to the IRS, and a spokesman said they were unable to comment on certain tax cases but directed them to a section on their website called “Recovery Rebate Credit.”
According to the IRS, eligible individuals who have not received the full amount of their economic impact payment can apply for a refund credit on a 2020 1040 or 1040-SR form. The IRS generally said that the credit increases the amount of your tax refund or decreases the amount of federal taxes you owe.
But Christine is confident it won’t come to that; She said she just wanted the government to send the promised money, and soon.
“Put the money in the bank account,” she said. “Put it in there and send it to those who need it.”
Starting this week, according to the IRS, people will be able to check the status of their first and second stimulus payments using the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov.
Christine said she would continue to check her bank account every day because she couldn’t just settle for $ 76 from the federal government.
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