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So, alas, I might have just blown my chance for free access. On the other hand, the message just as easily could have been a notification of something else. On, well, live and learn.

Your other poster is probably right. To be sure, look at line 47 on the filled in 1040. It should be zero if the programs treating everything right. If you didn't get the check, line 47 would have $600 and your taxes would be lower.
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