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Old 01-23-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Default state income taxes on unemployment benefits in NJ

Hello. I have read that you do not have to pay state income taxes if you collect unemployment benefits in New Jersey. I just want to be sure about this. Also, if you do not have to pay state income taxes on unemployment benefits in NJ, do you still have to send in the state tax return form if your only source of income in 2009 was from unemployment benefits? Thanks for any replies!
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Hello. I have read that you do not have to pay state income taxes if you collect unemployment benefits in New Jersey. I just want to be sure about this. Also, if you do not have to pay state income taxes on unemployment benefits in NJ, do you still have to send in the state tax return form if your only source of income in 2009 was from unemployment benefits? Thanks for any replies!
wishful thinking, I doubt it. Im sure you got to pay tax unless it was taken out. I do believe we are except 2400. SOmeone let us know?????
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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Hello. I have read that you do not have to pay state income taxes if you collect unemployment benefits in New Jersey. I just want to be sure about this. Also, if you do not have to pay state income taxes on unemployment benefits in NJ, do you still have to send in the state tax return form if your only source of income in 2009 was from unemployment benefits? Thanks for any replies!

NJ does not tax unemployment insurance, but the Federal gov't does. I assume that you still have to file NJ form even though you didn't work in 2009. You should call to be sure though. I am holding off on filing the Federal, waiting to see if they pass any further suspension with the Jobs bill pending (wishful thinking can't hurt).
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Good news - just spoke to NJ Taxation and they said that you do not have to file a NJ tax return if the Unemployment Insurance Income is your only income from NJ.

Here's a related question in their FAQ - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - NJ Taxation
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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I was wishing the same for Michigan but I cant find a thing about it anywhere. So I'm guessing I pay
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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I work in NY, but live in NJ. My wife worked in NJ, but is not unemployed. I know that NJ doesn't tax unemployment benefits in NJ, but when using H&R Block, it looks like they are including my wife's NJ unemployment benefits as NYS income tax. Is that correct?
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I work in NY, but live in NJ. My wife worked in NJ, but is not unemployed. I know that NJ doesn't tax unemployment benefits in NJ, but when using H&R Block, it looks like they are including my wife's NJ unemployment benefits as NYS income tax. Is that correct?
Doesn't make sense. What does NYS have to do with your wife's NJ unemployment benefits, since you also live in NJ?

You better ask them their reasoning.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:36 AM
 
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h&r blockheads
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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You DO have to file a federal return. Line 19 on Form 1040 specifically asks for it.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Rochester, MN
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wishful thinking, I doubt it. Im sure you got to pay tax unless it was taken out. I do believe we are except 2400. SOmeone let us know?????
That exemption is no longer. All unemployment income from 2010 must be put on the federal form.
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