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Has anyone else had their refund amount not include additional funds from having unemployment not being taxed? If so, how do I acquire those additional funds?

I filed my  return the day before they were being accepted. It was accepted the next day. It took 3 months for me to receive my refund but it was the initial amount TurboTax estimated my refund to be. I filed before the law passed to make the first $10,000  of unemployment tax exempt. I was told numerous times that I did not need to amend my tax return or refile for them to count those exempt funds. However, upon receiving my refund it was not increased at all.
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Has anyone else had their refund amount not include additional funds from having unemployment not being taxed? If so, how do I acquire those additional funds?

It will be sent as a separate payment.    The IRS is sending payments in batches throughout the summer over several months.


If you already filed - do not amend. See this:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayers-may-receive-a-refund-for-taxes-paid-on-2020-unemployment-comp...

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

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

Has anyone else had their refund amount not include additional funds from having unemployment not being taxed? If so, how do I acquire those additional funds?

Thank you for this reply! I read through a bit of those and understand now. However I have no received a letter or anything from the IRS yet and I got my refund in mid May. Should I contact them? Or just sit tight? I appreciate your help!

Has anyone else had their refund amount not include additional funds from having unemployment not being taxed? If so, how do I acquire those additional funds?

Sit tight ... you cannot even get thru to the IRS if you try as they are only answering about 2% of the calls right now.

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