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tmat1958
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How can I track my unemployment tax refund 2020

When will I receive my unemployment tax refund? We filed early before the tax break was announced, so we paid taxes on last year's unemployment income.
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xmasbaby0
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How can I track my unemployment tax refund 2020

 The IRS is recalculating refunds for people whose AGI is $150K or below and who filed before the tax law that changed the amount of unemployment that is taxable on a federal return became effective.   

 

 

The IRS began to send out the additional refund checks for tax withheld from unemployment in May.  The refunds are being sent out in batches—starting with the simplest returns first.   If you are eligible for the extra refund for federal tax that was withheld from your unemployment the IRS will be sending you an additional refund sometime during the next several months.  TurboTax cannot track or predict when it will be sent.  The IRS has not provided a way for you to track it, so all you can do is wait for the refund to arrive.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/how-do-i-get-the-new-unemployment-benefits-if-i-ve...

 

 

Please read this very recent news from the IRS:

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-to-recalculate-taxes-on-unemployment-benefits-refunds-to-start-in-m...

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-begins-correcting-tax-returns-for-unemployment-compensation-income-...

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-and-deductions/help/am-i-eligible-for-a-new-credit-or-...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
zrblack
New Member

How can I track my unemployment tax refund 2020

It's February of 2022 and I still have not received my unemployment tax refund from last year (I filed early before the law took effect last spring). Does anyone have any new information from the IRS? Do I file an amended return for the 2020 tax season? Does anyone out there know what to do?

AliciaP1
Expert Alumni

How can I track my unemployment tax refund 2020

Yes, you should prepare and file an amended return for 2020 after you check the transcript of your return with the IRS to ensure they didn't have more than the unemployment adjustment. 

 

You can request a copy of your transcript at Get Your Tax Record.

 

@zrblack

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