American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)
In an effort to align with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which excludes up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation per taxpayer paid in 2020, the IRS is sending refunds to affected taxpayers. The $10,200 is the maximum amount that can be excluded when calculating taxable income; it is not the amount of refunds.
- In addition to a refund, taxpayers affected will receive letters from the IRS, generally within 30 days of the adjustment to their federal tax return.
More information from the IRS can be found here: IRS sending more than 2.8 million refunds to those who already paid taxes on 2020 unemployment compensation
What about my Kansas tax return?
To have the benefit applied to their state tax return, taxpayers MUST file an amended state tax return WITH a copy of the letter received from the IRS.
Webfile Amended Return:
As long as it is filed within the same calendar year as the original return, an amended return, no matter if the original filed by paper or other electronic filing service, can be filed on our website at https://www.kansas.gov/webfile/.
A copy of the adjustment notice from the IRS would need to be emailed to KDOR_IncomeTax@KS.GOV or faxed to 785-296-8989.
Check with your e-filing service for instructions on amending state returns.
Paper Amended Return:
- If filing a paper amended return, a copy of the adjustment notice can be either included with the return or emailed to KDOR_IncomeTax@KS.GOV or faxed to 785-296-8989.
Paper amended returns MUST be mailed.
Only the adjustment notice can be sent by fax or email.
Mail amended returns to:
Kansas Department of Revenue PO Box 750260 Topeka, KS 66699-0260
For more information about your specific tax filing, contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 785-368-8222 Monday-Friday 8am-4:45pm or by email at KDOR_TAC@ks.gov (KDOR_TAC@ks.gov).