Unemployment and taxes Resource center

Job loss means more than the loss of income. It can be an overwhelming experience, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. We understand unemployment taxes may be the last thing on your mind. But know this—you’re not in this alone. We’re here to help you navigate the financial impacts for tax season and beyond.

Update: Get the latest on the unemployment tax break changes for 2020 returns.

Free tax filing with unemployment income

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Taxes and unemployment income

Many people don’t realize until it’s time to file that unemployment income is taxed. Plus, this income can affect the tax credits you can take and the forms you receive.

Other financial considerations

Unemployment and coronavirus impacts can affect your options for things like health insurance and early retirement plan withdrawals.

Important details for getting back to work

Whether you’re looking for work, taking on a side job or going back full time, it all can affect your taxes.