Tag Archives: Labor economics

Signs of an Improving Economy?

US economy adds 54,000 new jobs in May – that sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? The WSJ’s perspective – Jobless Rate Rises as Pace of Hiring Slows USA Today adds – Unemployment rates jumps to 9.1% as U.S. economy adds 54,000 jobs The Huffington Post scoffs – U.S. Only Added 54000 Workers In May As […]

Interns and Unemployment

Today TaxMama hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to employ students.“ The business I work for is very small. It is a nonprofit educational facility, and we are swamped with work, without financial leverage to hire additional staff.  I want to recommend the hiring of interns at a fair hourly wage.  I am […]

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…

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 […]

First $2,400 of Unemployment Benefits Tax Free for 2009

IR-2009-29, March 26, 2009 WASHINGTON — All or part of unemployment benefits received in 2009 will be tax free for many unemployed workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. “This morning we learned that a record 5.6 million people were receiving unemployment benefits in the middle of March. This underscores the need for the relief […]

Laid Off by Your Business

Today TaxMama hears from Debra in Janesville WI, who asks, “Can a small business owner claim unemployment benefits?”