Pending Legislation

The president is expected to sign a bill this week which will provide relief for the continued impact of COVID-19. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 extends unemployment benefits, provides funding for state and local governments, supports vaccine rollouts, expands the child tax credit, makes a portion of unemployment compensation nontaxable for certain filers, and gives many Americans an additional Economic Impact Payment.

There are a couple of items in the bill that will affect 2020 tax returns, including the tax waiver for unemployment compensation up to $10,200 for many taxpayers and elimination of repayment of the Advance Premium Tax Credit. As we learn more, we will keep you informed on updates.