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Guide to Unemployment and Taxes
The IRS considers unemployment compensation to be taxable income that you'll need to report on your federal tax return. State unemployment divisions issue an IRS Form 1099-G to each individual who receives unemployment benefits during the year. Read more…

What Is a 1099-G Tax Form?
The most common uses of the 1099-G is to report unemployment compensation, as well as any state or local income tax refunds you received that year. Read more…

Video: Tax Deductions for Job Hunters
Searching for a new job can run up costs. Can you deduct them on your tax return? Yes, but with a few limitations. Read more…

Losing a Job
Leaving a company? In between jobs? TurboTax handles taxation of separation pay, writing off job-search expenses, and more. Read more…

Video: Do I File My Unemployment as Wages on My Tax Return?
You don't report your unemployment income as wages, but you still have to report it. Read more…

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