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Stimulus & COVID-19 Tax Help & Information Center

Keeping you up-to-date on the Economic Relief Package and other critical updates on how Coronavirus may affect your taxes.

HOW WILL I GET MY THIRD STIMULUS?

How you'll receive your third stimulus

Wondering about how you may receive the next round of stimulus payments from the IRS if you qualify? Just answer a few questions to find out how the IRS will process your payment!

Have you received your tax refund for tax year 2020?
How did you get your 2020 tax refund?
Did you receive a Refund Advance and/or an Assisted Refund when you filed your 2019 tax return in 2020?
How did you get your 2019 tax refund?
How did you get your 2019 tax refund?

You will likely receive the third stimulus payment via a check or prepaid card in the mail.

You will likely receive the third stimulus payment via your Serve card.

You will likely receive the third stimulus payment via Direct Deposit.

You will likely receive the third stimulus payment via Direct Deposit.

You will likely receive the third stimulus payment via a check or prepaid card in the mail.

Please note that this may vary depending on whether you updated your payment information on the IRS' Get My Payment portal.

You will likely receive the third stimulus payment via your Serve card.

Please note that this may vary depending on whether you updated your payment information on the IRS' Get My Payment portal.

TAX FILE MINUTE: ANSWERS FROM A TAX INSIDER

Who Qualifies for the Third Stimulus?

Chief Tax Information Officer Mark Steber discusses the details of the third stimulus check that’s part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – including who is eligible to receive this Economic Impact Payment, how much they’ll receive, and what to do if you don’t receive the full amount.

Stay up to date on the latest tax news related to Coronavirus

Get important information about state, federal, and other tax implications.

Covid-19 Tax Changes for the Unemployed in 2021

Were you unemployed in 2020? These tax opportunities may help reduce your tax burden or increase your refund.

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What You Need to Know

UPDATED ON: March 17, 2021

A sweeping new COVID-19 economic relief package was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.

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Second Stimulus Check Reconcilement: What You Need to Know

Is the stimulus check taxable? Do you have to pay it back? All your questions about the recent EIP answered.

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CARES Act Extension & Impact On IRA, 401(k) & Retirement Withdrawals

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide aid, relief, and increased economic security to affected individuals. The Act provided specific aid and tax benefits for taxpayers who needed to withdraw more money than usual from their retirement and 401(k) plans during the pandemic.

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Coronavirus Economic Relief Package of December 2020: What You Need to Know

UPDATED ON: December 28, 2020

The much-anticipated emergency COVID-19 economic relief package was signed into law on December 27, 2020, after leaders of both parties in the U.S. Congress, along with the White House, reached an agreement on several pro-taxpayer provisions of the omnibus package.

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Covid-19 Economic Relief Package: Frequently Asked Questions about the Second Stimulus

UPDATED ON: January 11 2021

An emergency COVID-19 economic relief bill was signed into law on December 27, 2020. Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the new law.

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10 Reasons Your Tax Refund Might Shock You

Life changes like getting married or divorced, having or adopting children, and buying or selling a house have traditionally had an impact on your federal tax return. However, the 2020 tax season is unparalleled to any other tax year and will likely throw surprises at taxpayers who don’t plan ahead. It's important to be prepared so you're not  shocked by the result when you file your income taxes. 

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Social Security Recipients to Automatically Receive Stimulus Checks

UPDATED ON: December 23, 2020

The IRS will be depositing the second round of stimulus checks for all Americans receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement, and Veteran’s Administration benefits into the same accounts as their benefit payments. This is the same process used for the first stimulus payment.

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Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses Under the CARES Act

Shutting down nonessential businesses may have been necessary to slow the coronavirus, but it’s nonetheless leaving staggering economic hardship in its wake. Recognizing the impending financial crisis, especially to small businesses, Congress passed two important bills to provide economic relief. The first was the CARES Act in March 2020. The second was the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement (PPPHCE) Act on April 21.

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How will COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Affect the Tax Filing Deadline?

UPDATED ON: March 24, 2021

With the Federal Government’s national recommendation to stay at home affecting businesses across the country, it may be time to file your taxes if you haven’t already done so. Remember, the majority of Americans filing taxes receive refunds, and additional funding during this time of uncertainty could provide you and your family with greater peace of mind.

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YOUR TAXES AND SAFETY MATTER

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The well-being of our clients is our top priority. That’s why our offices follow safety protocols and guidelines from local, state, and federal authorities.

IRS Guidelines and support for COVID-19

Tax rules are changing quickly in response to COVID-19. See what the IRS has to say.

Coronavirus Tax Relief Information

Updated information on tax deadline changes, stimulus money, and IRS tax resources.
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Economic Impact Payment Information Center

Answers frequently asked stimulus questions regarding eligibility, amounts of payments, taxability of payments, and much more.
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IRS Filing and Payment Deadlines Q&A (COVID-19)

Answers to commonly asked questions about IRS tax relief, who qualifies, which taxes are affected, and much more.
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Home Business and Office Tax Deductions

Home Business and Office Tax Deductions

See if you qualify for any tax breaks for operating a business from your home.

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How Unemployment Can Affect Your Tax Return

How Unemployment Can Affect Your Tax Return

We know how difficult unemployment can be. Here’s what you need to know before filing your taxes this year.

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Top 3 Tax Tips for Unemployment Benefits

The pandemic has left many people jobless, furloughed, and uncertain on where their next paycheck would come from. Unemployment benefits have been claimed at a record high, which has helped support those hit hardest during the pandemic. But what does this mean for these taxpayers? Anyone who received unemployment benefits will have to pay taxes on the benefits they received. 

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