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tax refund

I have yet to receive the extra 2020 refund calculated due the change in how unemployment benefits were to be treated.  Does anyone know if a timetable exists.  

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Level 15

tax refund

So far the IRS has issued over 8 million of those “extra” refunds for tax on unemployment.   The IRS has not announced when the next batch will be sent out, but they are still working on them.




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.



Please read this news from the IRS:

**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.**
Level 15

tax refund

It is possible that the unemployment exclusion will not yield you any more of a refund ... you may have gotten the max already on the original return so you are waiting for something that will never come.   Look at the original return form 1040 line 24 ... if that is already at zero the exclusion will not help you.  

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