Any unemployment benefits you receive are
fully taxable by the IRS and the State of Connecticut, provided you are
required to file a tax return.
You may voluntarily have taxes
withheld for federal and Connecticut income taxes.
This choice may be made at the time you file your new claim, or during
your benefit series, to become effective with the first check paid
after your request is processed. Once you choose to have taxes
withheld, however, you can change your election only once during
your benefit year. For more details on tax withholding, please see
pamphlet UC-620, Voluntary Withholding of Income Tax, available
in your Career Center.
If you do not have taxes withheld,
it is your responsibility to determine the amount of your tax and pay
the amount due on your annual tax returns.
It may be necessary for you to make
For more information on when you should make
estimated tax payments, see:
all questions to the Internal Revenue Service
and/or the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.
You can find out more about estimated tax and
how to pay it by calling or visiting these agencies.
Sufficient Information will be furnished on
Form 1099-G to meet your federal, state and personal income tax needs.
Benefits paid on interstate claims will be reported by the paying state.
Form 1099-G will be provided by January 31st
of each calendar year, indicating the dollar amount of benefits received
during the preceding year and the amount of federal and state taxes withheld,
if any. The Internal Revenue Service and the Connecticut Department of
Revenue Services will be given the same information.