IRS Statement – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The IRS is reviewing implementation plans for the newly enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Additional Information about a new round of Stimulus Payments, the expanded Child Tax Credit, including advance payments of the Child tax Credit, and other tax provisions will be made available as soon as possible on IRS.gov.

The IRS strongly urges taxpayers to not file amended returns related to the new legislative provisions or take other unnecessary steps at this time, and they will provide additional guidance on those provisions that could affect 2020 tax return, including the retroactive provision that makes the first $10,200 of 2020 unemployment benefits nontaxable.

For those who haven’t filed yet, the IRS will provide a worksheet for paper files and work with the software inductry to update current tax software so that taxpayers can determine how to report their unemployment income on their 2020 tax return.

For those who received unemployment benefit last year and have already filed their 2020 tax return, the IRS emphasizes they should not file an amended return at this time, until the IRS issues additional guidance.