IRS Provides Guidance on Premium Assistance and Tax Credit for Continuation Health Coverage

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has provided guidance on tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). Notice 2021-31 provides guidance for employers, plan administrators, and health insurers regarding the new credit available to [...]

Families of 88 Percent of Children in the U.S. to Automatically Receive Monthly Payment of Refundable Child Tax Credit

This article was published by the IRS.  The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have announced that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. Roughly 39 million households — covering 88% of children in the [...]

IRS Begins Correcting Tax Returns for Unemployment Compensation Income Exclusion

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has begun issuing refunds to eligible taxpayers who paid taxes on 2020 unemployment compensation that the recently-enacted American Rescue Plan later excluded from taxable income. The IRS identified over 10 million taxpayers who filed their tax returns prior to the American Rescue Plan of 2021 [...]

IRS Sending Letters to More Than 36 Million Families Who May Qualify for Monthly Child Tax Credits

This article was published by the IRS.  The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to more than 36 million American families who, based on tax returns filed with the agency, may be eligible to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments starting in July. The expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit was authorized by the American [...]

IRS to Recalculate Taxes on Unemployment Benefits; Refunds to Start in May

This article was published by the IRS. To help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will take steps to automatically refund money this spring and summer to people who filed their tax return reporting unemployment compensation before the recent changes made by the American Rescue Plan. The legislation, signed on March 11, allows [...]

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