Unemployment Tax Relief Refund: How to Check Your IRS Transcript for Clues

The IRS has so far sent 8.7 million unemployment benefit refunds. Angela Lang / CNET If you paid taxes on your unemployment benefits from 2020 and filed your return before the US bailout was passed in March, you may be entitled to a larger-than-expected refund. Here’s why: the first $ 10,200 in unemployment benefits in 2020, or $ 20,400 for …