One week to the end of the 2020 tax season (May 17, 2021), the IRS backlogs keeps growing mainly driven by manual reviews and checks due to the unemployment benefits exclusion ($10,200), stimulus checks (rebate credit) that might not have reported accurately in the 2020 tax return, and other items such as Earned income credit.
In the IRS Issue Number: IR-2021-76, the IRS indicated some of the reason why taxpayers might have received Recovery Rebate Credits (If you did not receive stimulus money and you were entitled to it, the Recovery Rebate is calculated when you file your 2020 tax return). Some of the reasons highlighted by the IRS are:
Did not receive first and second stimulus payment and qualify? Then, claim the Recovery Rebate Credit in your 2020 1040
If you did not get the first and/or second stimulus payments and you qualify based on your income level, then, you still have a chance to receive that money when you file your 2020 tax return. Inside the 2020 tax return, you have to report if you received those payments and the monetary amount. If