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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. 

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS MY SECOND STIMULUS?

How you'll receive your second stimulus

Wondering about the status of your new stimulus payment from the IRS? Just answer a few questions to find out how you will be getting it!

Did you receive a Refund Advance and/or Assisted Refund in the return you filed in 2020?
How did you receive your first stimulus?

Check the IRS Get My Payment tool to understand if your payment was made. If it does not show payment made, then you'll likely be receiving a paper check or prepaid card in the mail.

But it's still a good idea to file your taxes now and learn how new tax laws can get you a bigger refund.

You will receive a Check or Prepaid Card in the mail, unless you successfully changed your information through the IRS Get my Payment tool after your received your first stimulus payment.

But it's still a good idea to file your taxes now and learn how new tax laws can get you a bigger refund.

IRS will have payments processed by February 1.

But it's still a good idea to file your taxes now and learn how new tax laws can get you a bigger refund.

Tax File Minute: Answers from a Tax Insider*

Second stimulus check update

Chief Tax Information Officer Mark Steber shares up-to-date information about the second Economic Impact Payment and what you need to do regarding your tax records.

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

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

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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Covid-19 Unemployment & Tax Relief for Self-Employed, Freelance, and Gig Workers

UPDATED ON: December 23, 2020

Traditionally, freelancers and gig workers have been unable to claim unemployment benefits. Independent contractors and their clients don't pay into state unemployment funds by default. However, with the unprecedented situation that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, self-employed workers who otherwise wouldn't normally qualify for unemployment may now be eligible for payments.

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Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits and the COVIDTRA 2020

UPDATED ON: December 23, 2020

In late December 2020, Congress passed the Omnibus Spending Bill which included the COVID Tax Reform Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA 2020). It’s an extension to the CARES Act  designed to provide additional help to protect businesses and individuals from the economic effects of the Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package: What You Need to Know

UPDATED ON: December 23, 2020

As the federal government manages its on-going and rapidly evolving response to the coronavirus epidemic, a variety of solutions including an additional $300 unemployment per week, an extension to March 12, 2021 for self-employed taxpayers to collect unemployment, and extension implementing paid leave for some workers and tax credits for small businesses, and an additional $900 billion stimulus plan to continue to bolster the U.S. economy has been passed as part of the 2021 budget. As a part of the recently passed COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA 2020), qualifying taxpayers should receive a second stimulus check in the near future.

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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: December 23, 2020

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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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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