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Coronavirus tax resource center

Get the latest on the stimulus bill, available aid for individuals and families, and how coronavirus impacts your taxes including federal and state filing extensions.

Presidential Executive Orders: Once the Treasury Department provides details on these measures, we’ll update our resource center with additional information.

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UPDATED 08/28/2020

CARES Act Stimulus Payments

Note: The following information applies to stimulus payments from the March 2020 CARES Act.


What if I haven’t received my stimulus payment from the March 2020 CARES Act?

You can check your payment status by using the IRS?Get My Payment tool. Review the first answer in the Coronavirus FAQs below to see what the status messages from the Get My Payment tool mean.

Who is eligible?

Approximately 90% of Americans qualified for full or partial payment. Whether you are employed full time, part time, a gig worker, unemployed, or retired, you were likely eligible for a payment.

Complete information is available on the IRS website

How much money is available?

The starting amount is $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for married taxpayers filing jointly, and an additional $500 for each qualifying child under age 17.

UPDATED 08/28/2020

Unemployment benefits

Note: The following information applies to unemployment benefits from the March 2020 CARES Act. As we learn more about new unemployment funding, we’ll add that information here.


?Who is eligible?

Anyone who lost their job and/or had to quit due to coronavirus impacts. This includes full-time and part-time employees including:

  • Business owners
  • Self-employed
  • Contractors
  • Gig workers
  • People with a limited work history

Complete information is available on the IRS website.

What are the benefits?

How much unemployment assistance you’ll get depends on your state.. You now get 39 weeks of unemployment benefits. Typically, unemployment provides up to 26 weeks. The CARES Act provides 13 additional weeks of support.

How do I get it?

The quickest way to apply is through your state’s unemployment office. Applications are also taken over the phone if you prefer to call.

Coronavirus FAQs

UPDATED 08/28/2020

Stimulus Payments

What if I haven’t received my stimulus payment yet from the March 2020 CARES Act?
What are the income thresholds for the 2020 stimulus from the March 2020 CARES Act?
From the March 2020 CARES Act, do you get stimulus money for other adults you claimed on your taxes that are older than 17?
Will I owe taxes on the stimulus check money?
Is the stimulus an advance on my 2020 refund? How will it affect my 2020 refund?
If I owed money for taxes this year, does that mean I won’t get a stimulus payment?
How long are the economic impact payments available?
I’m not able to get through to the IRS by phone; how do I get my question answered?
I got an email/text/social media request from the IRS asking about my bank account. Should I reply? How will the IRS contact me to verify my information?
What information is needed to update my direct deposit information with the IRS?
Once I enter my new direct deposit information on the IRS site, when will I get my payment?
My payment was mailed weeks ago, but the Post Office was unable to deliver it. What should I do?
What if I no longer have the bank account where I received my refund?
I am not required to file taxes but want to complete a return in an H&R Block tax office to get my stimulus payment. I don’t have a bank account to get the money quickly, is there anything I can do?