If you received unemployment benefits this year, you must report the payments on your federal income tax return.
Here are four tips from the IRS about unemployment benefits.
For more information on unemployment benefits see IRS Publications 17, Your Federal Income Tax, or IRS Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. You can download these free booklets and Form W-4V from the IRS.gov website. You may also order them by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).
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Additional IRS Resources:
December 10 (Employees who work for tips)
If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer - Details
December 16 (Corporations)
Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2013 - Details
December 25 (Everyone)
Federal Holiday (Christmas Day) - Details