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Old 03-12-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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My position was recently terminated. In addition to this job I also freelance via an Inc company under my name. This second job too is drying up fast since my clients too cannot afford to hire me in this economy.
Can I claim unemployment benefits even tho I was self employed for the second job I had ? My accountant seems to think I can but I needed opinions from people who have gone thru such situations. The last thing I need at this point of my life is a legal hassle.
Thanks in advance
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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Asking questions,...is a waste of time. Apply for unemployment. You don't wait, but apply the day of.

More than likely last week. If you wait. you will lose out.

I you are self employed - you get no unemployment!!!!

hope this helps!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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if you were employed, ie, for another employer last year, and someone paid UE out of their wages for you, and the job that you had, was terminated, then yes, apply, either way, like previous said, apply, can't hurt, all they will say is, youre not eligible, you don't get in trouble for applying. Only lying about a job in the past. The "freelance work, if its cash, you don't have to claim. If the people are going to pay you and withhold tax, then you have to claim it immediately, if not, don't worry bout it. file, keep the cash jobs lo profile.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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Thanks guys!
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Unemployment money is paid into a fund by the employer...a % based upon the wages they paid you.

You would have had to been working for someone else who issued a paycheck and showed taxes deducted from the total wages earned that were paid to the federal govmt and state govmt. They pay a % into a fund towards unemployment.

This info will determine? if you are eligible to collect unemployment.

Yrs ago while in business had a part time worker who later collected unemployment. I paid more towards this then he actually earned while working for me.

Every business owner has a account # and pays a percentage into this account towards any future unemployment claims. I'm being repetative I know. Steve
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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hmmm the answer is that you must report all income..... that is IRS 101

but yes, you can...receive u.c. benefits...and work...

but hmmm the answer is that you must report all income ;-) that is UC 101
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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hmmm the answer is that you must report all income..... that is IRS 101

but yes, you can...receive u.c. benefits...and work...

but hmmm the answer is that you must report all income ;-) that is UC 101
I do report it , my client who pays me does too
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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I do report it , my client who pays me does too

No worries...i am sure you do....


My comment was in response to what i read by this poster:

sinsativ



if you were employed, ie, for another employer last year, and someone paid UE out of their wages for you, and the job that you had, was terminated, then yes, apply, either way, like previous said, apply, can't hurt, all they will say is, youre not eligible, you don't get in trouble for applying. Only lying about a job in the past. The "freelance work, if its cash, you don't have to claim. If the people are going to pay you and withhold tax, then you have to claim it immediately, if not, don't worry bout it. file, keep the cash jobs lo profile
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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My position was recently terminated. In addition to this job I also freelance via an Inc company under my name. This second job too is drying up fast since my clients too cannot afford to hire me in this economy.
Can I claim unemployment benefits even tho I was self employed for the second job I had ? My accountant seems to think I can but I needed opinions from people who have gone thru such situations. The last thing I need at this point of my life is a legal hassle.
Thanks in advance

It depends on whether you worked enough for an employer in your base year.


The base year is usually three months back from the date you file. So, if you were to file today march 2009, your base year would be Jan 08 to dec 08...

but since march is part of this quarter and it is not april yet, your base year may be 3 months back plus a quarter, so: sept 07 to sept 08

Enough is about 40 hours per week times 6 months! but times 12 is better!!

again good luck
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