Friday, March 19, 2021


It appears, according to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, that the IRS will automatically process refunds for taxpayers who have already filed their 2020 income tax returns and claimed the full amount of unemployment benefits received as taxable income.  

As I explained in a previous post (click here) - “The American Rescue Plan . . . exempts from federal taxable income up to $10,200 in unemployment benefits received in 2020 if your “household” modified AGI is less than $150,000.” 
Do not file an amended return at this time,” Rettig told a congressional panel on Thursday. “We believe that we will be able to handle this on our own. We believe that we will be able to automatically issue refunds associated with the $10,200.”
Rettig explained that the IRS would soon officially release details for taxpayers about how to proceed.


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