Unemployment tax refund and IRS payment schedule: Everything to know



Will you get a refund from the IRS this summer? It’s possible if you paid taxes on the unemployment benefits you received in 2020 due to the pandemic. Unemployed workers can’t be taxed on that benefit money due to new rules under the American Rescue Plan. The agency began sending out refund checks earlier in May and will continue through the summer months.

The new law came into effect after millions had already filed their income tax returns, however, so taxpayers are now eligible for an IRS tax refund for the first $10,200 of single filers’ income. Those refunds started going out earlier in May, but they’re not being sent out as quickly as the third stimulus checksThe IRS is processing tax returns and is reviewing the taxes paid on unemployment insurance. The agency said refund amounts will vary; not every adjustment will result in a refund. We’ll explain the unemployment tax exemption here and tell you what we still don’t know.

You’ll also want to read up on the states opting out of the $300 bonus unemployment payments and other jobless benefits programs. If you’re wondering about other money you might be entitled to receive, here are some details about the enhanced child tax credithow much you could get and information about the upcoming IRS child tax credit portals. This story has been updated.

What is the unemployment tax refund? 9 things to know

The IRS says it started sending unemployment refunds to taxpayers who treated their benefit payments as income starting earlier this month. Here’s what you can expect.

  • The tax break is for those who earned less than $150,000 in adjusted gross income.
  • Refunds started going out the week of May 10 according to the IRS and will run through the summer, as the agency evaluates tax returns. More complicated returns could take longer to process. Those waiting for checks have posted their frustration on Reddit and Twitter over the slow rollout.
  • If the IRS determines you are owed a refund on the unemployment tax break, it will automatically send a check.
  • You do not need to file an amended return to claim the exemption. (Here’s how to track your tax return status and refund online.) Some who used tax software such as Turbo Tax said they have seen their refund amount change due to the unemployment refund, although they have yet to see a check…Read more>>
  • Source:-cnet 

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