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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.

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Don’t need to file your taxes, but want to get your stimulus check?

If you typically don’t file a tax return, but want to get your information to the IRS to receive your stimulus payment, we can help. Our free DIY online service will walk you through the process, step by step.


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July 27, 2020

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UPDATED 04/10/2020

Coronavirus tax extensions

When are my taxes due this year?

July 15 is the new filing deadline for federal income taxes. If you expect to receive a refund, the IRS is still processing returns and we’re here to help. If you expect to owe the IRS, you have until July 15 to file and pay your balance due without incurring fees or penalties.

Are state filing deadlines also extended?

What if I’m not getting a refund and expect to owe the IRS this year?

Even if you owe the IRS, you have until July 15 to file a tax return without incurring any fees or penalties.

UPDATED 04/10/2020

CARES Act Stimulus Payments

Who is eligible?

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

Complete information is available on the IRS website

How much money can I expect?

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

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How do I get paid?

For people who have filed their 2018 or 2019 tax return, the stimulus payment will likely be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed. If no direct deposit information was entered on a tax return, a stimulus payment check will be mailed. The IRS launched a tool, Get My Payment, where you can check to see when and where your stimulus payment will be sent. Using this tool, you may be able to make changes to how you receive your payment.

Learn about stimulus payments and your Emerald Card

What do I need to do?

If you haven’t filed your 2018 or 2019 taxes, we recommend you file soon to ensure your contact information, bank details and annual income are updated with the IRS.

Complete information is available on the IRS website.

What if I wasn’t required to file in 2018 or 2019?

If you qualified for a stimulus payment but aren’t required to file your taxes, our free online product will walk you through updating your information with the IRS, step by step.

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UPDATED 04/05/2020

Unemployment benefits

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. In addition to state benefits, eligible workers will get an extra $600 weekly in federal assistance. 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.

To qualify, you’ll be asked to self-certify that you cannot work due to:

  • Being diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19
  • Your household being impacted
  • Your employer closing due to the virus

Coronavirus FAQs

UPDATED 07/01/2020

Stimulus Payments

Am I eligible to receive a stimulus check?
What are the income thresholds for the 2020 stimulus?
How much money will I get in my stimulus check?
When will I receive the money?
What if I haven’t received my stimulus payment yet?
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?
What account or address are they sending the money to?
What if I haven’t filed my 2019 taxes yet?
If I did file my 2019 return, is there anything else I need to do?
What if I didn’t file a return for several years?
How will the IRS know my information if I’m not required to file return?
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?
The IRS is not accepting live calls, 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?
How can I add my direct deposit information, so the IRS doesn’t mail me a check? How do I check the status of my stimulus payment?
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?
I am getting a “status not available” message from the IRS Get My Payment site. What does this mean?
The IRS Get My Payment site says my payment was returned to the IRS. How will I get it?
Will my stimulus payout be put on my Emerald Card?
Are there fees to receive or access my stimulus money from my Emerald Card?
What if I don’t have my Emerald Card? How will I get my stimulus refund?
Is there a fee to replace my Emerald Card?
I see on the IRS site that my payment is being directed to my Emerald Card or a particular bank. How can I change where my payment is being direct deposited?
What if I no longer have the bank account where I received my refund?
I’m confused. My stimulus payment did not come where I had my most recent refund, what happened?
I heard on the news that if I received a Refund Advance or Refund Transfer, that my stimulus payment will be delayed by being mailed. Is this true?
I elected to take my tax refund on an Amazon gift card. How will my stimulus payment be directed?
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?
I heard on the news people are already receiving their stimulus payments. I haven’t received mine. When will I receive it?
I have joint custody with my ex-husband. I claimed our son this year for taxes therefore I will get the $500 stimulus check. My ex-husband is asking for the money because he states it is an advance from next year’s tax return which he will be held accountable for this money that he never received. Is this true? Is it an advance from next year’s tax return will he be held accountable for the $500?
UPDATED 04/19/2020

Tax Implications

In states/counties/cities where people are mandated to stay at home, are your offices open and how will people do their taxes?
I typically meet in person with my H&R Block tax pro. Can I still meet with them?
I prefer to go to an office to do my taxes but am at a higher risk for contracting Coronavirus. Are there any special accommodations for me?
If I am concerned about visiting an office, is there another way to file my taxes with H&R Block?
I heard I don’t need to file my taxes by April 15 due to coronavirus. Is that true? When do I need to file?
What should I do if my office is closed for everything, including drop off?