Stimulus Check Update: IRS Reports Millions Of People Received Average Payments Of $1,232

The majority of eligible individuals and dependents received $1,400 stimulus checks under the American Rescue Plan Act. It did, however, much more than that. In truth, the American Rescue Plan Act still has several elements that benefit taxpayers. The IRS stated on Friday, January 6, 2023, that approximately 12 million Americans would get tax refunds. These payments will be made to anyone who qualifies for additional money back under the American Rescue Plan Act. The approximate $14.8 billion in refunds will be distributed, with each eligible person receiving an average of $1,232.

American Rescue Plan Act

One of the primary elements of the COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act, which was passed into law by President Joe Biden in March 2021, was exempting some unemployment payments from taxation. In particular, if the couple filed their taxes as married joint, up to $10,200 of jobless benefits given out in 2020 would be exempted from taxable income for each spouse. For those who had people making under $150,000, this exclusion was in effect. Before the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, a large number of Americans had already filed their taxes. As a result, they had previously reported and paid taxes on this revenue. To ascertain who had been impacted by this legal change, the IRS decided to examine tax forms issued before the American Rescue Plan Act was passed.

Eligibility

After this assessment, anyone who paid the taxes on all of their jobless benefits received in 2020 might be eligible for a refund from the IRS. The IRS also stated that it corrected tax returns for other problems with the American Opportunity Tax Credit, other COVID-19 stimulus payouts, or the Earned Income Tax Credit. The IRS discovered the majority of these problems and is now automatically processing refunds. However, it also stated in its press release that taxpayers who are entitled to the money but whose returns weren’t rectified will need to file a revised 2020 return to receive their money. To avoid leaving money on the table, this should be completed as soon as possible using online filing software reports The Motley Fool.

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