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We're offering tax help for individuals, families, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus.

Advance Child Tax Credit

The expanded and advanceable Child Tax Credit was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted in March 2021. Normally, the IRS calculated the payment based on a person's 2020 tax return, including those who use the Non-filer Sign-up tool. If that return was not available because it had not yet been filed or was still being processed, the IRS instead determined the initial advance payment amounts using the 2019 return or the information entered using the Non-filers tool that was available in 2020.

See the Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 webpage for the most up-to-date information about the credit and the advance payments, and FAQs on the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments.

IRS Mission-Critical Functions Continue

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

Economic Impact Payments

The IRS has issued all first, second and third Economic Impact Payments.

Most eligible people already received their Economic Impact Payments. However, people who are missing stimulus payments should review the information on the Recovery Rebate Credit page to determine their eligibility and whether they need to claim a Recovery Rebate Credit for tax year 2020 or 2021.

Securely access your individual tax information with an IRS online account to view your first, second and third Economic Impact Payment amounts under the related tax year tab.

 

Latest Updates on Coronavirus Tax Relief

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 

See this IRS news release for more information on individual tax provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law on March 11, 2021. The legislation also made changes to tax relief for employers. Continue to check back for updates.

Employer Tax Credits

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

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Individuals and Families

Economic Impact Payments, advance payments of the Child Tax Credit and more are part of your coronavirus relief.

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Health Plans and Retirement Plans

If you’re a health plan administrator, coronavirus relief also affects the plans you manage.

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Call the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)