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How are my taxes affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

If you're looking for info on stimulus payments, go here instead.

The federal tax deadline for all taxpayers, including those out of the country, was extended to July 15, 2020.

  • Federal tax payments, including first- and second-quarter estimated payments for 2020, were also deferred, interest and penalty-free, until July 15.
  • In addition, the deadline for 2019 contributions to your IRA was extended to July 15.

Check with your state to see what they're doing with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.

The IRS has not declared any changes to payments, penalties, or interest for prior-year returns.

The IRS expects to process e-filed refunds as normal. They typically issue 9 out of 10 refunds within 21 days of acceptance if you e-file with direct deposit.

There will a longer-than-normal delay if you paper-filed your return. IRS employees only recently came back to work and are busy going through an enormous backlog of paper-filed returns. If you already mailed your return and it hasn't yet processed, they ask that you don't file a second tax return or write to them to inquire about the status of your return or your economic impact payment.

Track your federal refund here.

The IRS has not declared the pandemic as a qualifying natural disaster.

To ensure the protection, privacy, and security of customer account information, TurboTax is only able to assist account owners in accessing their account.

Yes. Consider TurboTax Live. It includes unlimited tax advice for a specific area on your tax return or you can even hand off your tax return for a line-by-line service. And, your taxes are guaranteed to be done right.

Stimulus payments will be based on information from your most recently-filed 2019 or 2018 tax return.

If your refund was direct-deposited, your stimulus payment will be deposited into the same account. If you got a check, owed money, or you had a $0 balance when you filed, the IRS will either mail a check or a prepaid debit card to the address you used on your most recently-filed 2019 or 2018 return. Go here for more info about the IRS stimulus payment cards.

If you didn't file a 2018 and 2019 return and receive Social Security benefits, you’ll automatically receive the stimulus payment with your benefits. However, if you're not on Social Security and didn't file a 2018 and 2019 return, you'll need to register with the IRS by November 21 to receive your payment.

Go here for more information about the stimulus package.

Yes. If you owe the IRS this year, for a previous year, or if you’re on an installment plan, you’ll still get your stimulus payment.

There is one notable exception for child support. If you owe child support, your stimulus payment can be seized for the outstanding amount.

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