Letter 6475: Do You Need to Do Anything?

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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 your Letter 6475 says the IRS sent you a payment you didn’t receive, contact the IRS. You can go to irs.gov/eip or call the IRS Economic Impact Payment hotline at 1-800-919-9835.

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 Address]

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)

Conclusion

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.

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8 thoughts on “Letter 6475: Do You Need to Do Anything?”

  1. I got my economic impact payment check and recently received letter 6475.
    Other than confirming letter amounts, what else do I need to do with letter?
    Just file with my tax documents?

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    • Yes, this letter is just for confirmation. If you’ve checked your payments and filed your tax return correctly, you don’t need to do anything else except keep this letter with your other tax documents.

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  2. I got my impact payments along with letter 6475. Everything is OK– do I need to do something like answer the letter stating that I received it. Thank you.

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    • This letter is for information only. You don’t need to answer if everything is correct and the IRS doesn’t contact you for more information.

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  3. Hello, 

    This is Derrick McQuiston Jr. I’m posting this question regarding letter 6475 I received a while back. The date on it says 1/21/22. It says that you need to file it on your taxes to receive it as well. However, I had already filed my 2021 taxes around January 28th-30th and had no knowledge of such a letter until shortly after the fact. I was wondering how I could check if I can still claim the payment.

    Thanks for the reply!

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  4. I got the 6475 Letter in the mail from IRS a few days ago dated February 14,2022 .but i never received my3rd EIP payment.I filed back in 2021 never got my 3rd Stimulus check.what do I need to do? I have tried calling the phone number provided for IRS but have not been able to speak to anyone always put me on hold .i have called many .many times.is there another number I can call to find out what happened to my Stimulus? Thank you

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    • The 3rd payment is for your 2021 tax return you’re filing now in 2022. Depending on how they sent your payment, you may be able to get it by claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file. However, this could also trigger a review that may delay your entire tax refund if the IRS thinks you got your payment. See https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment-frequently-asked-questions#missing.

      If you can’t get through to the IRS directly, some people are having success going through their Congressional office.

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