Will I Get A Tax Refund If I Collected Unemployment?



Over the past few years the poor economy has led to many people losing their jobs and having to depend on governmental programs, such as unemployment, to pay their bills. While people on unemployment may not think they are required to pay taxes, all are required to do so and some may even get a return.




Did You Pay Taxes on Unemployment

The first factor to consider when determining whether you will get a tax refund if you collected unemployment is if you paid taxes when you earned your unemployment income. When you receive unemployment, you have the right to pay income taxes on it now or wait until later. If you paid the taxes when you received the benefits, you may get a return. However, if you did not, you may have to pay taxes when you file your return.

Do You Have Deductions

The second factor to consider when determining whether you will get a tax refund if you collected unemployment is if you have other tax deductions. If you have tax deductions regarding home ownership or donations throughout the year, then there is a good chance that you will receive a tax refund if you paid some taxes on your unemployment income.


Did You Work at All

The third factor to consider when determining whether you will get a tax refund if you collected unemployment is if you worked at some point throughout the year. If you worked during the year, your tax withholding was assuming that you would work the whole year earning that level of income. Since you did not work the whole time, you will get some of the taxes back.

Related posts:

  1. If I Collected Unemployment Will I Need To Pay Taxes On It?
  2. Will I Be Penalized If I Don’t Pay Taxes On Unemployment?
  3. If I Only Earned Unemployment, Will I Have To Pay Taxes?
  4. How Can I Estimate My Tax Refund?
  5. Why Use a Tax Credit Instead of a Tax Refund?



3 Responses to “Will I Get A Tax Refund If I Collected Unemployment?”

  1. Jennifer Senney says:

    will we be taxed on the first 2400 dollors of unemployment in 2010

  2. Harold Wagner says:

    Retired and working part-time and recvng SS,
    I am supporting my wife (who is under 62) who has no income.
    Can I claim her as a dependent when I file with IRS ? Also, what about EITC?

  3. jason g says:

    I worked all of the year of 2013 and all of the years in the past this is my first time i had to file for unemployment . also I’m getting the taxes taking out. my question is. this year will i still receive my full income tax amount? that i worked from 2012-2013 ?

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