IRS Letter 6475 gives you information about your 2021 Economic Impact Payments. You may need the information in Letter 6475 to file your tax return.
Why did I get IRS Letter 6475?
The IRS is sending everyone Letter 6475. When you file your tax return, you need to answer whether you received any Economic Impact Payments in 2021.
When you file your tax return, your software will determine if you’re eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit. The Recovery Rebate Credit is the amount of stimulus payments you were eligible for minus what you already got.
If you already got your full stimulus check in early 2021, you won’t get any more money. That money is also not income you have to pay taxes on.
What’s the point of Letter 6475?
Many people lost or didn’t get their Notice 1444, 1444-B, or 1444-C. These notices told you how much you got for each stimulus payment.
Letter 6475 is just a copy of the information from Notice 1444 to help people who need the information. It isn’t an additional stimulus payment. It does not mean you got too much, got too little, or owe taxes. It just tells you what the IRS already sent you.
What do I do if I never got my stimulus payment?
If you never got the payment and the IRS never said they sent one, fill out the form for the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your tax return. If you already filed your 2021 tax return, you can file an amended return.
What does (en-sp) mean?
(en-sp) at the bottom of your letter stands for English and Spanish. One side of the letter is in English and one side of the letter is in Spanish.
What does (9-2021) mean?
(9-2021) or September 2021 is when the IRS created this letter internally. Similarly, Catalog Number 58142P is also an internal number the IRS uses to identify all of their different letters.
Full Text of Letter 6475
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX 73301-003
Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment(s)
Keep this information with your tax records.
Why you received this letter.
Under the American Rescue Plan, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued you 2021 Economic Impact Payment(s) for the following total amount:
Total 2021 Economic Impact Payment(s): [amount you got]
What do you need to do?
This Economic Impact Payment isn’t considered taxable income, and you shouldn’t report it as income on your 2021 federal income tax return. However, you’ll need the total amount shown above to determine whether you’re eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2021 federal income tax return.
If you think you didn’t receive the full amount of the third Economic Impact Payment you were entitled to, you must file a 2021 federal income tax return to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit, even if you aren’t otherwise required to file a tax return.
How can you get more information?
For more information about Economic Impact Payments, visit IRS.gov/eip, or call the IRS Economic Impact Payment hotline at 800-919-9835.IRS Letter 6475 (en-sp) (9-2021)
Letter 6475 is just a reminder of the stimulus payments you received during 2021. It is the same information you already got in Notice 1444. Your tax filing software will ask you for this information to determine whether you got your full stimulus payment or are eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit.