Do you need to claim stimulus check money? Why you need this letter from the IRS first

You may not be able to claim your missing payment during tax season without these details.


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Still missing stimulus money, from either the first or second round of payments? Don’t worry — the IRS has a plan in place. You can claim the amount you’re eligible for (up to $1,200 per person for the first check or up to $600 per person for the second) when you file your federal taxes this year, as a Recovery Rebate Credit

To claim your missing money, you’ll need information from a letter the IRS mailed to you a few weeks after it issued your stimulus check money (use our calculator to find out how much you should have received in a first or second check). But what happens if you never received that letter, or if you lost it or threw it away? 

We’ve got everything you need to know about how to get a copy of the IRS information needed to claim any missing stimulus money on your taxes. Also, here’s more information on how you’ll file for the stimulus credit, why you might want to file your taxes early and set

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BenQ HT3550i 4K projector review: Sharp and colorful, needs more pop

Powered by 4K resolution and the inherent sharpness of DLP, the BenQ HT3550i home theater projector puts up exquisite detail. On a 100-inch screen I saw individual hairs, the specific weaves in fabric and wrinkles galore. It’s also one of the most color-accurate projectors I’ve recently reviewed, with rich and vibrant reds, greens, blues and everything in between. These two aspects of performance make for a pleasingly realistic image. 

Like

  • Excellent detail
  • Vibrant, accurate colors
  • Clean image with little video noise
  • Built-in Android TV streaming

Don’t Like

  • Not particularly bright
  • Mediocre contrast ratio

Compared to competitors in other ways, however, the HT3550i struggles. Its contrast ratio is on the low side of average, and brightness is far lower than many similar projectors, including the Optoma UHD30 and BenQ’s own BenQ HT2050A. Without bright whites and dark blacks the image simply lacks pop. The HT3550i doesn’t look bad in any specific way, it’s just that its strengths — including built-in Android TV streaming — can’t offset its weaknesses.

Basic specs

  • Native resolution: 3,840×2,160
  • HDR-compatible: Yes
  • 4K-compatible: Yes
  • 3D-compatible: Yes
  • Lumens spec: 2,000 (ANSI)
  • Zoom: Manual (1.3x)
  • Lens shift: Manual
  • Lamp life (Normal mode): 4,000 hours

The HT3550i is a

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