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If you received your rebate last year you should not take the credit again. It sounds like turbo tax assumes you did not receive the credit and therefore are entitled to it.

When I used TurboTax this year, it had a step where it actually ASKED me if I had received my $500 (which it automatically put on the line, since my filing status is Head of Household).

Since I only received $300 because the IRS inexplicably changed my status to Single, then restored it to HOH after I sent documentation of my dependent, but too late to affect my prebate, I changed TT's $500 to $300, and then it automatically gave me credit of $200 on line 47.

So it seems to assume you received it, but it does give you a chance to correct it if you received the wrong amount.

ab

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