Tag Archives: Unemployment benefits

Five Important Facts About Your Unemployment Benefits

Courtesy of IRS  Taxpayers who received unemployment benefits in 2009 are entitled to a special tax break when they file their 2009 federal tax returns. This tax break is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Here are five important facts the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about your unemployment […]

Claiming my Parents

Today TaxMama hears from April in California, who’s done some research. “I’d like to include my parents as qualifying dependents on my 2009 personal tax return (single). My father has been out of luck in the job market since late 2008, and has been collecting unemployment insurance. Their interest income plus unemployment would be over […]

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 […]