If you are looking out for an unemployment refund that the IRS is pushing for, then look out for this week. The Agency will be delivering almost 1.5 million refunds this week- with those with a direct deposit receiving it first on the 28th of July and paper checks receiving it by the 30th of July.
According to a proposal, the first $10,200 of the jobless benefits was already non-taxable income under the American Rescue Plan. Now, those who have already filed their taxes before the bill came to a pass in March have now been deemed eligible for a major adjustment on their refund and returns.
The average amount of an unemployment refund is $1,686. Although there is a possibility that the amount could be more or less, it depends on the annual income as well as a few other factors.
Some have been reporting on social media that they have received updates from the IRS regarding their tax transcripts with multiple pending deposits for the 28th of July. But there are other taxpayers who say that they are still in the dark and have yet to receive a single penny from the federal government.
Things To Know About the Unemployment Refund
As of this week, the IRS would be sending out the fourth batch of the payments, with the agency already issuing more than 8.7 million unemployment refund payments which have a total sum of about $10 billion. In May, the IRS started pushing for refunds to those taxpayers who have already received their jobless benefits the previous year and have paid taxes on that very money before Biden came out with the American Rescue Plan.
Remember, the tax break is only for those citizens who have an annual earning below $150,000 in adjusted gross income- and those who have received the unemployment refund as insurance during the 2020 pandemic.