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Guide to Unemployment and Taxes
The IRS considers unemployment compensation to be taxable income—which you must 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…

Do I Qualify for Earned Income Credit While on Unemployment?
Receiving unemployment benefits doesn't mean you're automatically ineligible for the credit but there are other requirements you'll also need to satisfy to claim the EIC. Read more…

What Is a 1099-G Tax Form?
The most common use 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: Unemployment and Taxes Explained
If you experience a period of unemployment or are currently unable to find work, the last thing you're probably thinking about is your taxes. But since you still need to file a tax return, you may be interested in some of the tax benefits available to you. Watch this video to learn more about how being on unemployment may affect your taxes. Read more…

Tax Tips for Job Hunters
It's been said by many that looking for a job is a job in itself. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows the deduction related to some costs of job hunting, the same way employees can deduct some unreimbursed job expenses. Not all job searches qualify, though, so it's wise to educate yourself on the rules. Read more…


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