Q: Wife and I file jointly but wife used her itin which made us ineligible for stimulus money she received ssn toda
Can we do anything to still get stimulus even though we already received the tax return
A: Amend your tax return and file it with IRS
D. Mathew Blackburn agrees with this answer
A: File an amended return under the SSN. Make sure to state this in the explanation section. Since amended returns must be submitted via mail it's going to be a long wait since mail has only recently started to be processed and the IRS was slow to begin with; now they have a backlog of physical mail to process.
Be sure to list a bank account for direct deposit, otherwise you'll be added to a list for a physical check and that'll add 2-24 weeks.
In the event you can't get a check or DD there will be a new form, hasn't been drafted yet, that will allow you to claim the credit under your SSNs and a line to put how much you've previously received. If you received too much you don't have to pay any of it back, if you received too little, or none, you will get a refundable credit. This will be based on your 2020 income not 2019.
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