It depends. Generally, you would have to file two part-year returns for each state lived. The unemployment you received from State A, while living in State A, is taxable to your first state. The unemployment you received from State A, while living in State B, is taxable to your second state.
However, this answer could change based on what states they are. Some states are exempt from income tax and you would not need to file a return.
In addition, since you moved due to Covid-19, there could be different guidelines in place depending on the states you lived.
Can you comment back and tell us what two states you lived in so we can assist you further?
thank you for the response, I moved from Washington DC to Kansas. I have received unemployment in DC since thats where my employment was at and have been having state and federal taxes taken out of my payments.
You do not owe DC tax for unemployment received after you moved to KS.
You do not owe KS tax for unemployment received while you lived in DC.
If you were still a resident of DC while receiving unemployment based on your DC job, then you would file a part-year resident return for DC. On that return, report any income you earned while in DC, including your unemployment. If DC tax was withheld (wages or unemployment) for that period, you may qualify for a refund (or, depending on your total income, may owe additional DC tax).
Any income you received as a resident of KS (unemployment from your DC job or KS employment) is subject to KS tax. File a part-year resident return for KS to report that income.