Customers who use tax preparation services such as H&R Block, TurboTax and Jackson Hewitt complained on Twitter and to The Post that they didn’t get their stimulus payments Wednesday. Up to 21 million tax filers could be affected, said consumer law expert Vijay Raghavan, because the IRS does not have these people’s direct deposit information on file if they received an advance on their tax refund from these companies or had the fee for tax preparation taken out of their tax refund. The reason is that tax preparation companies received these people’s tax refunds first, deducted their fees and then distributed the remaining refunds to the customers. Because of that, the IRS had a “temporary bank account” on file that the tax preparer created for the 2019 tax season, Raghavan said.
Due to the CARES ACT that was just signed by the president, Self-Employed People now qualify for unemployment benefits. ⠀ ⠀ Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the US government is working together with the states to provide unemployment benefits even to those who wouldn’t normally qualify, like self employed individuals. ⠀ Your respective states' unemployment guidelines and website will start updating their offerings in the near future to display this change (most haven’t yet) . ⠀ This can be referred to as “Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act”. ⠀ ⠀ Here are list of the requirements to qualify for unemployment benefits under this new bill which refers to: ⠀ ⠀ • The individual has been diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms of CV19 and seeking medical attention;⠀ ⠀ • A member of the individual’s household has been diagnosed with CV19;⠀ ⠀ • The individual is providing care for a family member or member of the individual’s household who has been diagnosed with CV19;⠀ ⠀ • A