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anthonystaxs1
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Do I get back the federal withholding taxes that were taken out of my unemployment money ?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Do I get back the federal withholding taxes that were taken out of my unemployment money ?

Maybe.   That will depend on your overall tax situation, just like always.   If you had more tax withheld than your tax liability, you get a refund.

 

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Do I get back the federal withholding taxes that were taken out of my unemployment money ?

Only if you don't have any income tax on your total income.  The only way to know is to fill out your tax return to see if you get a refund.  That's what it's for.  

fanfare
Level 15

Do I get back the federal withholding taxes that were taken out of my unemployment money ?

UI payments are taxable and tax is withheld to make sure you pay.

Some states also tax that.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Do I get back the federal withholding taxes that were taken out of my unemployment money ?

Maybe.   That will depend on your overall tax situation, just like always.   If you had more tax withheld than your tax liability, you get a refund.

 

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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anthonystaxs1
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Do I get back the federal withholding taxes that were taken out of my unemployment money ?

I thought that by going to turbo tax they would have known whether or not I would get the federal withholding tax back from my unemployment but they didn't even ask for my 1099 even after I stated unemyment was my only source of income in 2020

VolvoGirl
Level 15

Do I get back the federal withholding taxes that were taken out of my unemployment money ?

Well don't file without it.  Did you get the 1099G yet?  Some states don't send it and you have to get it from their website.

 

You can  type  "unemployment compensation"  into the search box at the top of your return and hit find.  It should give you a Jump To link to take you right to it.

 

Or Enter a 1099G for unemployment under

Federal on left

Wages & Income at top

 Unemployment - Click the Start or Update Button

 

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