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Here you will find information on the two who have received unemployment benefits and have paid contributions to the agency.

The Biden Administration stated that the payments will be released beginning in May under the stimulus plan passed last month in Congress.

Unemployment insurance recipients who were overpaying taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are to receive refunds beginning in May as a result of the adjustment that was recently approved in the stimulus bill.

The Biden Administration’s “American Recovery Plan” will provide an exemption from paying federal income taxes of approximately $10,200 to individuals and couples ($20,400) receiving unemployment assistance.

But, since the law was signed into law on March 11, a month into this year’s tax season, some 66 million people have already filed returns and some of them may be eligible for the benefit.

The agency explained that it will process the corresponding returns in two phases.

For those who have already filed, the IRS will recalculate in two phases, starting with taxpayers eligible for the exclusion of up to $10,200. And then, the IRS will adjust the returns for taxpayers who are married and file a joint return that they are eligible for the exclusion of up to $20,400.

As for the need to file an amended return, the office said that will only apply to taxpayers who did not originally claim it.

The IRS may adjust those returns for those who already claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and because the exclusion changed the income level, they may now be eligible for an increase in the amount of the EITC, resulting in a larger refund. But, taxpayers will have to file an amended return if they did not originally claim the EITC or other credits and so are now eligible because the exclusion changed their income. These taxpayers may also want to revise their state returns.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that more than 23 million U.S. employees nationwide have claimed unemployment last year. And for the first time, some self-employed individuals also managed to benefit from assistance as a result of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs initiated under the CARES Act.

Unemployment beneficiaries are always required to file taxes because they are considered taxable income.