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LATEST NEWS (updated 3/25):

  • The first $10,200 of your unemployment income may now be tax-free based on the recently passed American Rescue Plan. If you’ve already filed, you don’t need to do anything right now to get your extra benefits. Learn more
  • The IRS has extended the individual federal tax deadline to May 17. Many states have also extended deadlines.
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  • The IRS encourages taxpayers who are getting a refund to file as soon as possible to get their money.

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  • Stimulus checks

    • The American Rescue Plan includes payments of up to $1,400 for qualifying individuals. Use our third stimulus check calculator calculator to check if you’re eligible.
    • You don’t need to do anything to get your stimulus check.
    • California and Maryland have also issued their own stimulus payments. Learn more
  • Unemployment

    • The new legislation includes a $300 federal boost to weekly 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, you don’t need to do anything right now. Learn more
    • We’re ready to help you understand your unemployment benefits and any tax implications at our Unemployment Center.
  • Tax deadlines

    • The IRS extended the tax
      deadline for individuals to May 17.
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    • Business tax and estimated tax payment deadlines were not extended, however.
    • Many states have also extended deadlines. See what your state deadline is.
  • 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 assistance

    • Paycheck Protection Program loans are still available for self-employed individuals.
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    • Other tax benefits, like Employee Retention Credit and Leave tax credit, may also be available.
      Learn more
  • Common tax questions and answers related to coronavirus: See FAQs


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