Did You Receive Unemployment Benefits?
Have the right tax withheld for 2020

Unemployment benefits are taxable

Unemployment benefits must be reported on your federal tax return. A record number of Americans are applying for unemployment compensation due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. If you received unemployment benefits, as well as the additional $600 per week in coronavirus relief any time during the year, your tax return may be affected.

Do I have to report unemployment benefits on my federal income tax return?
Yes, any unemployment compensation received during the year must be reported on your federal tax return.

How will I know how much unemployment compensation I received?
If you received unemployment compensation during the year, you should receive Form 1099-G from your state’s unemployment office.

How will unemployment compensation affect my tax return?
If you do not have taxes withheld from your unemployment compensation, it could result in a tax liability.

Can I have federal income tax withheld from my unemployment compensation?
Yes, you can choose to have federal income tax withheld from your unemployment benefits by submitting a Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request, to your state’s unemployment office.

If I am no longer collecting unemployment benefits, how can I pay the tax due?
You can make estimated tax payments at www. irs.gov/Form 1040-ES and/or increase your withholding once you have a new job. You can check your estimated withholding using the calculator at www.irs.gov/W4app. See www.irs. gov/payments for more payment options. Publication 5444 (8-2020) Catalog Number 74859V Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 23 million U.S. workers have filed for unemployment this year nationwide.

For the first time, some self-employed workers qualified for unemployment benefits.

For more information, contact your state’s unemployment office and visit: www.irs.gov/UC

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