You have just ONE DAY to claim missing stimulus check money and get cash as part of your tax return, IRS warns

AMERICANS have just one day to claim missing stimulus check money and get cash as part of their 2020 tax returns, the IRS has warned.

The deadline to file taxes is Monday, May 17, and anyone who is missing stimulus cash will need to file for the Recovery Rebate Credit.

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Since the Covid-19 pandemic began shuttering work places around the world, the US has provided three rounds of stimulus checks to eligible Americans.

If you were eligible and did not receive a check, or believe you did not receive the correct amount, the IRS encourages being vigilant about contacting the agency.

"There is a small number of people who have not received their stimulus payments," IRS spokesperson Luis Garcia told WANE.

"We ask that they be patient with us and also be persistent in contacting us."

The IRS has an 800 number that people with questions about their stimulus status can call – 800-829-1040 – but filling out the Rebate Recovery Credit form with your 2020 taxes should still be a priority.

This goes for people who are not normally required to file taxes as well, such as those on Social Security.

When filing for the Recovery Rebate Credit, Americans will be able to claim any missing funds, Garcia said.

That missing cash would then be included with your 2020 tax return.

The quickest way to receive the money is to request direct deposit, rather than a paper check.

If you haven't filed taxes yet, experts recommend doing it online rather than snail mail to ensure a quicker return from the IRS.

If filing by Monday just doesn't seem possible, as a last resort, Americans can filed for an extension.

This will give you until October 15 to file.

Experts say it's better to file something or to file for an extension than to miss the filing deadline.

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