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LATEST NEWS (updated 6/21):


  • Advanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments of up to $300 per month will begin on July 15 for eligible families. Learn more about eligibility and amounts here.
  • The IRS is sending letters to those receiving monthly CTC payments with additional info.
  • The IRS is also launching two new CTC tools, the Non-filer Sign Up Tool and the CTC UP tool, to allow eligible families to register or opt out of monthly payments.
    Learn more here.

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  • Stimulus checks

    • The IRS has completed distributing stimulus checks.
    • Some taxpayers who claimed the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 tax return are experiencing delays in IRS processing. Learn more.
  • Unemployment

    • The new legislation included a $300 boost to weekly federal unemployment payments.
    • The bill also makes the first $10,200 of unemployment income tax-free for households with income less than $150,000. If you’ve already filed a return, the IRS has begun sending refunds with these additional unemployment benefits. Learn more
    • We’re ready to help you understand your unemployment benefits and any tax implications at our Unemployment Center.
  • Child Tax Credit

    • Advanced monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments of up to $300 will begin on July 15 for eligible families. Learn more about eligibility and
      amounts here
      .
    • This is an advance on the credit you would typically receive when you file your 2021 tax return, so people receiving it could see a smaller refund when they file their taxes
      next year.
    • Eligible families can register or opt out of payments through the IRS. Learn more here.
  • Working from home

    • COVID-19 meant millions suddenly had to work from home. Visit our Work From Home FAQ to get the latest on what home office expenses are deductible and how this could affect your tax return.
    • In TurboTax, we’ll check for every possible deduction, including state-specific tax breaks to guarantee your best possible
      tax outcome.
  • American Rescue Plan

    • The Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) will be expanded next year for workers without kids, and the maximum credit will nearly triple.
    • The bill increases the amount that families claiming the Child Tax Credit receive. Although this credit is for next year’s tax filings, payments will be sent in advance, beginning no earlier than
      July 2021.
    • See more tax relief included in the American Rescue Plan here.
  • Self-employed Relief

    • We understand that self-employed COVID-19 relief implications might have an impact on your 2020 taxes, including tax credits available. TurboTax will keep you up to date and provide you with the resources you need so you can have peace of mind. Learn more.
  • Common tax questions and answers related to coronavirus: See FAQs

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