The COVID-19 relief law: What’s in it for you?

The COVID-19 relief law that was signed recently contains many provisions that may affect you. The law provides for direct payments of $600 per eligible individual ($1,200 for a married couple filing jointly), plus $600 per qualifying child. The government has already started making bank direct deposits or mailing checks. Another provision extends a charitable donation tax deduction for individuals who don’t itemize deductions. For 2020, they can take up to a $300 deduction per tax return and for 2021, married joint filers can claim up to $600. These are only a few provisions in the new law. We’ll make sure that you get all the tax breaks you’re entitled to when we prepare your tax return.