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Published:   |   Last Updated: October 24, 2023

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tax guidance related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be updated here as new information is made available through the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS. You can also visit the Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments page on IRS.gov.


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) brought several new tax related changes. Information about the most common provisions are located in the pages shown below by category. Additional information about the tax related provisions is available on our site as well as IRS.gov.

For a short summary of Individual tax changes, by tax year, under the ARP Act, see our Tax Tip.

IRS Operational Status

To protect the public and employees, and in compliance with orders of local health authorities around the country, certain IRS services are still extremely limited. 

To get the latest updates on the status of IRS Operations and see details, visit IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical functions continue. We recommend checking this IRS page frequently for updates. 

TAS Operational Status 

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) remains committed to assisting taxpayers and championing their taxpayer rights. TAS will continue to offer help to qualified taxpayers. You can also visit our TAS Tax Tips and Get Help center for help with common tax questions. 

Check this page frequently for updates. 

Current Status 

All local TAS phone lines remain open. Please call us at 877-777-4778 or visit Taxpayer Advocate Service – Contact Us to find your local TAS office phone number. We can determine if you qualify for our help, we can address your questions, or help set up an appointment. 


Did you know there is a Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

The taxpayer Bill of Rights is grouped into 10 easy to understand categories outlining the taxpayer rights and protections embedded in the tax code.

It is also what guides the advocacy work we do for taxpayers.

Read more about your rights