Yes. Unemployment benefits are taxable income and are subject to both federal and state taxes. The Department will send you an IRS form 1099G for tax reporting purposes. You may choose to have fifteen percent of your unemployment benefit payment withheld to pay federal taxes. There is no withholding provision for state taxes.
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Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment for employees attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.