As of Monday, January 24, the tax season officially began. As you prepare to file your taxes, keep an eye out for two letters from the IRS: Letter 6419 and Letter 6475.
These letters are not cause for concern. However, they are important for your tax filing, so make sure you hold on to them. This is especially critical given that the IRS has already warned taxpayers that this tax season is going to be more difficult than in past years. This is due to a few things: a backlog of work, understaffing, and complications stemming from new tax legislation.
Furthermore, you should wait to file your taxes until you receive Letter 6475. Using the figures in this document will not only help you report your 2021 stimulus payment correctly but will also help you avoid significant tax return and refund processing delays.
What is IRS Letter 6475?
Letter 6475, which applies to the third Economic Impact Payment, helps taxpayers determine if they can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their return. Stimulus checks are not taxable but do need to be reported when you file your taxes.
The letter will contain the following information:
- Your personal information, including name and address
- The total amount of Economic Impact Payment the IRS issued to you in 2021
You should know that there’s a chance that you were paid an incorrect amount as these payments were based on your income level and household configuration. If your situation changed in 2021, an adjustment may be required.
Benefits of Filing Letter 6475
There are a couple of reasons you should file the money you received from Economic Impact Payments.
- If you didn’t receive the full stimulus payment that you were owed, you can file a 2021 federal income tax return to claim the additional funds as part of the Recovery Rebate Credit.
- You could be entitled to a refundable credit, such as the Earned Income Credit or Child Tax Credit. However, you must file a return to get this money.
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