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bigdaddy69
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Turbo Tax indicates that a possible Self-employed sick leave is available due to quarantine. Where is this entered? It seems to skip over it.

 
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WendyN2
Level 7

Turbo Tax indicates that a possible Self-employed sick leave is available due to quarantine. Where is this entered? It seems to skip over it.

What Is Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)?

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expands unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

PUA is one of the programs established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus emergency stimulus package that President Donald Trump signed into law on March 27, 2020. The Act expands states' ability to provide unemployment insurance to many workers affected by COVID-19, including people who aren't ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Established by the CARES Act, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) temporarily expands unemployment insurance eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and part-time workers.
  • You must provide self-certification that you are able to work and available for work, and that you are unemployed, partially employed, or unable or unavailable to work due to a COVID-19-related situation.
  • Benefit amounts are calculated based on previous earnings, using a formula from the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program under the Stafford Act.
  • Under the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, those who were eligible for PUA also received $600 per week through July 31, 2020.
  • Workers are eligible for retroactive benefits and can receive benefits for up to 50 weeks.
bigdaddy69
New Member

Turbo Tax indicates that a possible Self-employed sick leave is available due to quarantine. Where is this entered? It seems to skip over it.

Thank you for the response, what you are indicating is unemployment for self employed.   I am looking for sick leave credit that turbo tax indicates that may be possible. 

 

This is the quote from the software:  I was required to be quarantined for 14 days.

 

Self-employed sick leave
You may be eligible to receive a tax credit for up to 10 sick days between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 for any of the following reasons:

  • You or someone you cared for was subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19
  • You or someone you cared for was advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • You or someone you cared for was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • You were caring for your child because their school or place of care was closed, or their childcare provider was unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions.
KrisD15
Expert Alumni

Turbo Tax indicates that a possible Self-employed sick leave is available due to quarantine. Where is this entered? It seems to skip over it.

Yes, it is a way for the self-Employed to get supplemental income since they are not eligible for state unemployment. 

 

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bigdaddy69
New Member

Turbo Tax indicates that a possible Self-employed sick leave is available due to quarantine. Where is this entered? It seems to skip over it.

Your reply does not make sense.  I could not file for unemployment when  I was quarantined.  The state would not let me.  I read this statement from turbotax as a different item.   A "credit" this is something that you get back on your tax return, not from the state in a check.  The software did not ask me any question regarding this, this is why I posted this question to see if I was eligible for this "credit".  Where can I select to get these questions answered?

JamesG1
Expert Alumni

Turbo Tax indicates that a possible Self-employed sick leave is available due to quarantine. Where is this entered? It seems to skip over it.

This TurboTax Help explains the credit as follows:

 

If you meet all of the requirements, you would be eligible for qualified sick leave for each day during the year that you were unable to work for the above reasons (up to 10 days). The tax credit is worth the lesser of

  • $511 per day or
  • 100% of your average daily self-employment income for the year per day.

The only days that may be taken into account in determining the qualified sick leave equivalent amount are days occurring during the period beginning on April 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2020.

Under the expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provision of the FFCRA, you would be eligible for qualified family leave for each day that you were unable to work because

  • you were caring for someone else impacted by COVID-19 (up to 10 days), or
  • your child's school or child care provider was closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 (up to 50 days).

You can claim a tax credit for the lesser of $200 per day or 67% of your average daily self-employment income for the year per day.

 

TurboTax Desktop Home & Business reviews the credit here:

  • Across the top of the screen, click on Personal.
  • Across the top of the screen, click on Deductions  & credits.
  • At the screen How do you want to enter your deductions and credits? click on I'll choose what I work on.
  • Under Your 2020 Deductions & Credits, scroll down to Tax relief related to COVID-19.
  • Click on Start / Update to the right of Self-employed sick leave credit.

TurboTax Online Self-Employed reviews the credit here:

  • Down the left side of the screen, click on Federal.
  • Across the top of the screen, click on Deductions  & credits.
  • At the screen Your tax breaks, scroll down to Tax relief related to COVID-19.
  • Click on Start / Update to the right of Self-employed sick leave credit.
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