IRS readies nearly 4 million refunds for unemployment compensation overpayments

IR-2021-151, July 13, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today it will issue another round of refunds this week to nearly 4 million taxpayers who overpaid their taxes on unemployment compensation received last year. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which became law in March, excluded up to $10,200 in 2020 unemployment compensation from […]

Monthly Child Tax Credit payments begin

IR-2021-153, July 15, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families have started receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments as direct deposits begin posting in bank accounts and checks arrive in mailboxes. This first batch of advance monthly payments worth roughly $15 billion reached about […]

IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits; refunds to start in May

IR-2021-71, March 31, 2021 WASHINGTON — To help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it will take steps to automatically refund money this spring and summer to people who filed their tax return reporting unemployment compensation before the recent changes made by the American Rescue Plan. The legislation, signed on March 11, allows […]

New Exclusion of up to $10,200 of Unemployment Compensation

If your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $150,000, the American Rescue Plan enacted on March 11, 2021, excludes from income up to $10,200 of unemployment compensation paid in 2020, which means you don’t have to pay tax on unemployment compensation of up to $10,200. If you are married, each spouse receiving unemployment […]

H.R. 1319-119 Suspends Tax on a Portion of Unemployment Benefits Received in 2020.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 85 of the Internal Revenue Codeof 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:‘‘(c) SPECIAL RULE FOR 2020.—‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In the case of any taxable year beginningin 2020, if the adjusted gross income of the taxpayer for suchtaxable year is less than $150,000, the gross income of suchtaxpayer […]

IRS Extends Filing Deadline for 2021

IR-2021-59, March 17, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. “This continues […]