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silvirgirl
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unemployment tax withholding

do you need to withhold more tax so you are not liable than the 10% that the government does? how is this done?

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

unemployment tax withholding

The amount you can withhold from your unemployment may depend on what the state unemployment bureau allows you to withhold.   You have to look on your state's unemployment site to see how much they will let you withhold.

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silvirgirl
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unemployment tax withholding

The only thing that I understand that can be done is to mark the “withhold taxes “ checkbox when certifying for unemployment benefits. Yet i was penalized last year.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

unemployment tax withholding

@silvirgirl  Again---that is a matter to sort out with your state's unemployment.   TurboTax cannot help you with how to certify for unemployment or how to enter the information in to your state's unemployment site.  Not sure what you mean by "penalized."   If you did not have tax withheld then some of your unemployment could have been taxable.   Only the first $10,200 was "tax-free" on your federal return.   And state laws vary--some states tax unemployment and some do not.

**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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