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Unemployed in 2009?

Posted on the 16 December, 2009 at 9:36 pm Written by in Taxes

If you’ve been unemployed in 2009, the first $2,400 of unemployment benefits you received in 2009 is tax free. This provision applies only to benefits received in 2009, unless Congress extends the law. 

Normally, unemployment benefits are taxable.