Queens, NY asked in Tax Law and Social Security for New York

Q: Am I still able to apply for the previous year's stimulus check?

I applied for ssn on April 2021. i wasnt able to apply for stimulus on 2021 because of covid i never received my number? I was told by someone that i still can apply for the check. If so, am i supposed to file for last year's tax return as well?

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Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Prattville, AL

A: Most eligible people have already received all three of their Economic Impact Payments. However, you may still be able to file your 2020, 2021 taxes and claim a Recovery Rebate Credit. For more information, see https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.

According to the IRS, you do not need a Social Security number to file your tax return - you can use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) instead. See https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/using-a-social-security-number-ssn-or-individual-taxpayer-identification-number-itin-when-filing-your-tax-return.

If you need help filing your taxes, call 211 and they will give you information about resources available to help you with your taxes. See https://www.211.org/about-us/your-local-211.

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