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All unemployment insurance benefits are fully taxable on your federal and state income taxes. You have the option of having federal and/or state taxes withheld from your benefit payments. Deductions are 10 percent of the gross benefit payment for federal taxes and 5 percent of the gross benefit payment for state taxes. If you elect to have taxes deducted, you will have to complete and sign the Tax Withholding Agreement form 600360.
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.