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patback731
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I was sent an email by turbo tax saying i need to amend my taxes due to the unemployment credit passed by biden. I still havent recieved my amended return and I was told

I should not have amended them as they would be automatically amended by the IRS. Why did turbo tax reach out to me and tell me to amend them if this was the case?
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Critter-3
Level 15

I was sent an email by turbo tax saying i need to amend my taxes due to the unemployment credit passed by biden. I still havent recieved my amended return and I was told

If you read  that notice again carefully it said you "may" need to amend "IF" the exclusion would add a credit not already on the original return like the EIC. 

 

Now all you can do is wait for them to recalculate the return and if you only amended the return for the unemployment change they will simply ignore it. 

 

Once a tax return has been Accepted by the IRS or a State, TurboTax receives no further information concerning the tax return or the status of any tax refund.

 

The IRS is seriously behind in processing 2020 tax returns.  This is due to many factors, such as the pandemic, completing processing of millions of 2019 tax returns, stimulus payments, unemployment compensation exclusion tax refunds., changes in the tax code by Congress in the middle of the 2020 tax season and the like.

 

Millions of taxpayers have not yet received there federal tax refunds.

 

Go to this IRS website for operational status - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

 

As of July 9, 2021, we had 16.4 million unprocessed individual returns. Unprocessed individual returns include tax year 2020 returns such as those requiring correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount or validation of 2019 income used to figure the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). This work does not require us to correspond with taxpayers but does require special handling by an IRS employee so, in these instances, it is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue any related refund and in some cases this work could take 90 to 120 days. If, as a result, a correction is made to any RRC, EITC or ACTC claimed on the return, the IRS will send taxpayers an explanation. Taxpayers are encouraged to continue to check Where’s My Refund? for their personalized refund status and can review Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions.

 

What you should do: If you filed electronically and received an acknowledgement, you do not need to take any further action other than promptly responding to any requests for information. If you filed on paper, check Where’s my refund? If it tells you we have received your return or are processing or reviewing it, we are processing your return, but it may be under review. We’re working hard to get through the backlog. Please don’t file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

 

fanfare
Level 15

I was sent an email by turbo tax saying i need to amend my taxes due to the unemployment credit passed by biden. I still havent recieved my amended return and I was told

As is typical, TurboTax sent out a murky message the was easily misunderstood.

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