Latest Updates on Coronavirus Tax Relief


Latest Updates on Coronavirus Tax Relief

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have started delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who received the first round of payments earlier this year. 

No action is required by eligible individuals to receive this second payment. The IRS reminds taxpayers that the payments are automatic, and they should not contact their financial institutions or the IRS with payment timing questions.

As with the first round of payments, most recipients will receive these payments by direct deposit. For Social Security and other beneficiaries who received the first round of payments via Direct Express, they will receive this second payment the same way.  

Get the most recent notice update

The IRS continues to experience delays mailing backlogged notices to taxpayers. This delay impacts some, but not all, IRS notices dated from November 9 – November 23rd. Get more details on the latest Notice Delays.

IRS mission-critical functions continue

We continue to process returns and issue refunds, we are making progress, but we are still experiencing some delays. Get up-to-date status on affected IRS operations and services.

Employer Tax Credits

Many businesses that have been severely impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) will qualify for new employer tax credits – the Credit for Sick and Family Leave and the Employee Retention Credit.

Economic Impact Payments

You may be eligible to get a second Economic Impact Payment. In most cases, those who are eligible will receive a payment automatically. 

Check your payment status.