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What the pandemic means for your taxes

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 11: With two waves of stimulus checks issued by the government in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the upcoming tax season may be more confusing than past years, particularly for those wondering how stimulus payments might impact their tax returns. And that's not the only question emerging as filing season kicks off. Others include: Will there be a filing extension like last year? And is the IRS making any additional changes to accommodate the challenges brought about by the global pandemic? To help sort through at least some of the confusion, we asked experts to share insights about what the pandemic means for your 2020 tax returns. Related: 11 Situations Where It's Probably a Bad Idea to Do Your Own Taxes

Taxing Questions

With two waves of stimulus checks issued by the government in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the upcoming tax season may be more confusing than past years, particularly for those wondering how stimulus payments might impact their tax returns. And that's not the only question emerging as filing season kicks off. Others include: Will there be a filing extension like last year? And is the IRS making any additional changes to accommodate the challenges brought about by the global pandemic? To help sort through at least some of the confusion, we asked experts to share insights about what the pandemic means for your 2020 tax returns. 

Related: 11 Situations Where It's Probably a Bad Idea to Do Your Own Taxes

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