Tag Archives: unemployment

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 […]

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 […]

Oct. 17 is Last Day for Businesses to Request Tax Credit Certification for Some New Hires

[TaxMama note: For any business needing employees who cannot afford them, this is a good alternative. The government subsidizes your hires for the first year or two. You hire and train someone who would otherwise have a hard time getting a job. You end up with either a devoted and grateful employee – or, realistically, […]

Unemployed and Drew 401K

[TaxMama note to employers: Times are tough and you may have no choice but to lay off employees. Before you do, see what you can do to help them avoid problems like these. It might mean keeping them on payroll for a little while longer while they seek a new loan. It might even mean […]

Tax Credits for Hiring Unemployed Veterans and Certain Youth

IR-2009-55, May 28, 2009 WASHINGTON — Businesses planning to claim the newly-expanded work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for eligible unemployed veterans and unskilled younger workers hired during the first part of 2009 have until Aug. 17 to request the certification required for these workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Newly-revised Form 8850, now available […]

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 […]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Today we hear from Jan in San Diego, CA who’s trying to help her clients. “We are trying to help clients and friends from this office. Do you know how to file a DUA (Disaster Unemployment Assistance Claim)? The number at EDD is so busy they hang up on you and you cannot file a […]

Exempt from FUTA

Today TaxMama hears from Jean in New Jersey, who asks “Does a non-profit organization have to pay into unemployment compensation.”

Laid Off by Your Business

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