Kentucky / Indiana Unemployment
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Kentucky / Indiana Unemployment

I live in Kentucky and work in Indiana and received Indiana unemployment benefits in 2020.
Turbo Tax is putting the Indiana unemployment money and Indiana state taxes paid (from Indiana form 1099-G) in Kentucky's return. . . not Indiana's.
Shouldn't the unemployment and taxes be put into Indiana's return?  (I do understand Kentucky and Indiana have a reciprocal agreement but I want to make sure the information is put into the right "bucket.")
Thank you.
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Employee Tax Expert

Kentucky / Indiana Unemployment

The unemployment benefits belong in KY's bucket. Unemployment benefits are subject to tax by the state where you live and receive them, not where your job was located.


The IN tax that was withheld from your unemployment is still IN tax. KY won't refund it to you or apply it to any other tax you might owe KY.  Depending on your other 2020 income from IN, you may get all or part of those IN taxes refunded, but you will have to file an IN return to do that.


(The reciprocal agreement between KY and IN covers earned income; unemployment is, by definition, un-earned income).


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Kentucky / Indiana Unemployment

Thank you!  That is exactly the information I needed.  I sincerely appreciate your helping me.


I have already purchased Indiana's state tax from Turbo Tax and I do not need it.  How do I go about getting a refund?

Employee TurboTax Specialist

Kentucky / Indiana Unemployment

Please reach out to TurboTax Customer Support via the link below to request a refund. Use the keywords billing issues so you get to the right person. 
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