/* DO NOT EMBED IN PAGE, EMBED in HEADER!! or the accordion starts out in open mode */ es
Event Tickets
2022 Gala Tickets

IRS News for Tax Professionals, Business and Payroll - May

May 2020


We expect to have webinars in May, but the dates are not set yet. Please checkWebinars for Tax Practitioners or Webinars for Small Businesses for updates.


This month’s goal is to show you all the available resources, so you can conduct research and find the answers you need. We know it’s a lot, but we hope this helps you.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

This is the main page on IRS.gov with information about Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

You can get to many of the other pages and topics from this page.

Check this page frequently for new information.

►What else is on the main page?

This page is a great resource and it may be under-appreciated:

Coronavirus and Economic Impact Payments: Resources and Guidance

When you’ve read something on IRS.gov and you know it’s on the website somewhere, check out the page above. You can find news releases, tax tips, statements, FAQs on all topics, materials you can use to share info with others, IRS guidance, and short “ready-to-use articles” for your newsletters.


IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments


Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments for Individuals and Families

Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities

Coronavirus Tax Relief for Health Plans and Retirement Plans


Economic Impact Payments

Filing and Payment Deadlines

Filing and Payment Deadlines FAQs

IRS operations and services (Mission-critical functions continue)

People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance program

Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

Tax Credits for paid sick leave for small and mid-size businesses under FFCRA


Economic Impact Payments

Get My Payment online tool
Get My Payment FAQs (see more details below)

Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here online tool
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here Tool Scenarios
FAQs when using the Non-Filer online tool

If you are eligible, use our guide to figure out which IRS tool you should use to get your payment.

Help for people who don’t have bank accounts: Visit the FDIC website for information on where to find a bank that can open an account online and how to choose the right account for you.

Economic Impact Payment Information Center

You will find FAQs on:

Requesting My Economic Impact Payment
Calculating My Economic Impact Payment
Receiving My Payment
More About the Economic Impact Payment

Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions

This page also has FAQs. These FAQs focus the Get My Payment tool.

EIP Eligibility and General Information
Accessing Get My Payment
Payment Status
Payment Status Not Available
Bank Account Information
Locked/Status Unavailable
Error Message
Address Changes

IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical functions continue

Telephone Options: Automated phone lines: which handle most taxpayer calls - also will remain available during this period. Some tax compliance lines also remain available. IRS phone lines supported by customer service representatives for both taxpayers and tax professionals are not staffed at this time. To check on regular tax refund status via automated phone, call 800-829-1954. (This line has no information on Economic Impact Payments.)

Taxpayer correspondence: While the IRS is receiving and storing mail, our mail processing functions have been scaled back to comply with social distancing recommendations. Currently, we have reduced responses to paper correspondence. Our primary concern is serving taxpayers as indicated in the People First Initiative, which includes numerous actions to alleviate taxpayer burden during this time.

Taxpayers who mail correspondence to the IRS during this period should expect to wait longer than usual for a response. Once normal operations resume it will take the IRS time to work through any correspondence backlog. Correspondence sent to IRS offices may be returned to the taxpayer if that office is closed and no one is available to accept them.


IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance program

Installment Agreement Direct Debit Frequently Asked Questions


Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19

The Treasury Department and the IRS launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.

FAQs: Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

The Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.


Read the press release on paid sick leave

Small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits (Paid Sick Leave Credit and Child Care Leave Credit) designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.

Tax Credits for Paid Sick and Paid Family Leave: Overview

FAQs to help you learn more:

From the IRS:

Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

Tax Credits: General Information FAQs

Common errors to avoid when filing for advance payment of employer credits (Form 7200)

From the U.S. Department of Labor:

DOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers.

COVID-19 and the American Workplace


e-News Subscriptions

The IRS offers several e-News subscriptions on a variety of tax topics. Click above for information about subscribing.

IRS Social Media

The IRS uses social media tools to share the latest information on tax changes, scam alerts, initiatives, products and services. Connect with the IRS through social media tools.


When you find an article you want to share, click on the “Share” link. Like so:

Scroll to the bottom of any page on IRS.gov. Look for “Share / Print”

Click on Share

You can share on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

Como comprar tu membresía
Términos y Condiciones