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01-30-2017 01:36 PM
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Are you recieving child support? If so then you do not need to enter that amount. Child support is not taxable income. However, if you recieve alimony then that is taxable and does need to be entered on your 1040, Line 11.
Which state do you live in? Unemployment benefits are taxable in most states. However, in Virginia, California, Oregon, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania unemployment benefits are 100% exempt from taxation. Indiana and Wisconsin exempt 50% of the amount of unemployment benefits received that is in excess of $12,000 ($18,000 if you're married & filing jointly.
If you have any other questions please ask & I'll be glad to help you out.
Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)
01-30-2017 01:38 PM
01-30-2017 02:26 PM
I'm not sure how I left your federal tax return out of the mix on the unemployment topic. Unemployment is taxable on your federal tax return. And of course as I previously mentioned it depends on your state as to how its handled at the state level.