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Someone is asking me if the unemployment they filed for during 2016 can be taxed in that year, despite them having to wait until 2017 to get a lump sum deposit. All of the weeks they were eligible for the benefits were in July-November 2016. They got the approval in January of 2017.
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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 11 months ago

Unemployment is taxable in the year received not the year a person may have been eligible. If you received unemployment compensation during the year, you should receive Form 1099-G, showing the amount you were paid. Any unemployment compensation received must be included in your income for the year the benefit was paid.

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