If you entered unemployment compensation on your filed 2020 tax return before the exclusion was available the IRS will be calculating a tax refund for those that are eligible.
The IRS controls when the tax refund for the unemployment compensation exclusion is distributed. The IRS sends the refunds in batches to those that are eligible starting in May and throughout the summer months.
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You will get an additional federal income tax refund for the unemployment exclusion if all of the following are true.
- You reported unemployment benefits as income on your 2020 tax return.
- You did not get the unemployment exclusion on the 2020 tax return that you filed. The unemployment exclusion would appear as a negative amount on Schedule 1 line 8, with the abbreviation UCE on the dotted line to the left of the amount.
- Your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), not including unemployment, is less than $150,000.