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Missing Stimulus Check: What is letter 6475? Am I eligible to claim rebate credit?

The letter relates to the stimulus check you probably received last year and is even more important for those who did not get it.

In this file photo taken on March 19, 2021, people walk past the Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC.
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One important letter that you should have received from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is Letter 6475. If you received a 'Third Economic Impact Payment', better known as a stimulus check, in 2021, then the letter will tell you whether you are eligible for some more money in the form of the Recovery Rebate Credit.

This payment is available for people that were eligible for the stimulus check but missed it when it was sent back in March, or if they received less than the correct amount. This year's tax season gives these people the opportunity to file their taxes and receive the money as a tax deduction or refund.

The letter is expected to be arriving in mail boxes by the end of January, meaning if you are yet to receive it then it should be coming very shortly.

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Who is eligible for the refund?

With 36 million households expected to receive the letter, there is a high chance that many Americans are due for the refund.

To facilitate this, it is paramount that taxes are filed correctly. If there are errors, the IRS could do a manual review of your filing, which would inevitably lead to a delay in getting the results back. The refund is only sent to you once a case has been fully checked.

When can I begin filing my taxes?

Tax season 2022 began on Monday, 24 January which means that the IRS is now accepting and processing tax returns relating to 2021.

Filing season will end on April 18.