Category Archives: Unemployment

People Out of Work May Be Overlooking Tax Breaks

According to a CompleteTax survey, you may be overlooking tax breaks that can save you money. When it Comes to Unemployment, Knowing What’s Taxable, What’s Not Makes a Difference (RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 27, 2011) – At the end of 2010, 14.5 million people were unemployed and many more were out of work at one time […]

Unemployed and Moved

Today TaxMama hears from Ron who is about to be laid off. He tells us, “I was notified on February 26, 2010 that I was being laid off as of August 2010.  I sold my home on May 25th, knowing I wouldn’t be able to afford the mortgage after my layoff.  I only lived in the […]

Less Income, Yet Taxes are Due

Today TaxMama hears from Felicia who is upset. “My mother and I bought a home two years ago; but both of us lost our jobs and are on unemployment. For some reason, when she was doing her taxes with her tax lady, my mother ended up owing almost $1,000.00. Why would that happen if she […]

Fostering Unemployment

Today TaxMama hears from Lisa in Virginia. She tells us, “I have spent the last 4 years as 1099 contracted foster care provider. The contract was a signed contract renewed every six months; the current contract expires 6-30-10. Our live-in individual (client) moves out 5-2-10. His parents are moving him to an adult group home. […]

Unemployment Strategy

Today TaxMama wants to discuss unemployment issues. Too often I learn during tax season, that a client didn’t work and didn’t collect unemployment insurance, or other compensation to which they were entitled. This especially true of folks who are not comfortable with English. Since we’re heading for a season when many people’s jobs may end…

COBRA Subsidy Eligibility Period Extended to May 31

WASHINGTON — Workers who lose their jobs during April and May may qualify for a 65-percent subsidy on their COBRA health insurance premiums, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act established this subsidy to help workers who lost their jobs as a result of the recession maintain their employer sponsored […]

Network Marketing and Unemployment

Today TaxMama hears from Paul in New York in the TaxQuips Forum, with an interesting question. “I joined a network marketing company couple year ago. When my downlines bought merchandise I would receive commissions. Two months ago I got lay-off from my regular job. And I filed for unemployment benefit from NYS Unemployment Office. Do […]