The Internal Revenue Service recently completed final adjustments to the year 2020 accounts of taxpayers who overpaid taxes on unemployment benefits they received in the year 2020.
His 2021 American Relief Plan Act, which took effect in March 2021, excluded up to $10,200 in unemployment benefits from the calculation of 2020 taxable income (up to $10,200 for each spouse if married). dollar). Exclusions applied to individuals and couples with adjusted adjusted gross income less than her $150,000.
To help taxpayers, the IRS is reviewing Forms 1040 and 1040-SR filed before the law went into effect to identify taxpayers who already reported unemployment benefits as income and are subject to amendment. We have taken steps to identify The IRS has determined the correct taxable amounts for unemployment benefits and taxes.
Tax refunds recieved
Some taxpayers received refunds, while others were set off against unpaid taxes and other debts. In some cases, the exclusions only led to a reduction in adjusted gross income.The IRS sent letters notifying these taxpayers of the corrections. Taxpayers should keep this letter with their tax records.
The IRS has amended approximately 14 million returns. That resulted in nearly 12 million payouts totaling $14.8 billion, with an average payout of $1,232 for him.
Many of the adjustments included fixes for:
•Income tax deduction
•Additional tax credit for children
•American Opportunity Tax Credit
•premium tax credit
•Premium advance tax credit
Start slideshowStart slideshowIf a taxpayer is eligible for an unemployment benefit exemption and their account is not reconciled by the IRS, amended to claim the exemption and applicable nonrefundable or refundable credits affected by the exemption. You may need to file your 2020 tax returns.
A taxpayer should not submit an amended statement if it previously submitted a statement claiming an exclusion.
If Forms 1040 and 1040-SR need to be amended for the 2020 tax year, taxpayers may use Form 1040-X, US Amended. File your personal income tax return electronically with our tax filing software.