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How To Pay Taxes On California Unemployment Benefits

A copy of a IRS 1040 tax form.
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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many parts of our lives. And if you’re one of the millions of Californians who collected unemployment benefits after losing work last year, the process of filing your taxes is about to change too.

We took some common questions about unemployment benefits (yes, that’s taxable income) and got answers from tax experts in Los Angeles. Among the topics: Will I benefit from the new federal tax waiver on unemployment benefits? What if I can’t afford to pay? And, what if I was sent a tax form for benefits I never received?

To find some tips that will hopefully make filing a bit easier after a tough year, read our full story here.