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Level 2

Unemployment Credit and refunds

I have searched this question and the answers I'm reading aren't quite clear.   Everyone is asking if they should file an amended return and all answers are no.


I filed federal and state in February.  Then, the unemployment exclusion credit was enacted on March 11th.  I received state, no problem (CA). 

The IRS "where's my refund" said still processing.  My understanding was the IRS was going to adjust the unemployment income ($10,200) to returns that had been filed, but not refunded, yet.

However, today (April 15), I found that the IRS refunded my return and DID NOT exclude the $10,200.  My refund was directly deposited.

My question is:  Is the IRS going to issue a second refund automatically?  And this is why I should not file an amended return?  Because my Turbo Tax program reflects that change now post filing.


Thank you

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Level 15

Unemployment Credit and refunds


Here is why you do NOT amend your return for unemployment:

Please read this very recent news from the IRS:

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Unemployment Credit and refunds

@SMLANZA The IRS will send you an additional refund without you having to do anything further.

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Level 15

Unemployment Credit and refunds


If you try to amend for UEC with TurboTax you will get nothing.


A TurboTax update changed your return, and your original return is gone.

You can only amend against the original return that you filed.

Did you make a paper copy of the original return for your records?


In this situation, be glad the IRS is re-computing this for you.

Level 2

Unemployment Credit and refunds

Thanks smasbaby!


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