After receiving an email from turbo tax on 4/28 that I needed to amend my taxes in order to claim the additional unemployment owed to me I went and did so. It was accepted on 4/29. I have yet to receive my additional unemployment owed to me and I did not receive the CTC regardless of the fact that I am 100% qualified to recieve it. My status continues to say pending in the portal. Why would I not get this if I received a letter weeks ago saying I was eligible?? I can’t get in touch with anyone at the Irs. I need help.
First the notice did not say you HAD to amend in fact it said the opposite ... it said you MAY need to amend IF you would be qualified for a credit not already on the original return or if your state required it. Also you should never amend a return until the original return has been fully processed. That said there is nothing you can do now but wait for the IRS to finally process your original return and amended return ... there is no way for anyone to speed up the process that is in motion.
From the TT FAQ which was reflected in the email ...
The bill makes the first $10,200 of federal unemployment income ($20,400 for married filing jointly) tax-free for households with income less than $150,000. The legislation excludes only 2020 federal unemployment benefits from taxes, not unemployment income received in 2021.
- If you have not filed your 2020 tax return, yet, TurboTax is up to date with the new law and will guide you on how to claim these additional unemployment benefits on your tax return.
- If you already filed your 2020 tax return, you do not need to do anything to get these additional unemployment benefits. The IRS announced that they will automatically adjust your return and send any additional refund amount directly to you. However, some people may now be newly eligible for additional deductions and credits not already included on the original tax return. In these cases, you will likely want to amend your return to claim these additional dollars. Additional information on this is below.