Collecting out-of-state unemployment while living in New York
March 11, 2012 12:03 PM Subscribe
If I collected California unemployment benefits while living in New York, do I have to pay taxes to New York?
posted by Flying Saucer to Work & Money (6 answers total)
California does not tax its own benefits, so I owe no taxes to that state. However, during most of the year, I collected those benefits while living in NYC...in a state that does tax unemployment benefits.
Does that count as New York State income? This is an important question because a "yes" means I owe lots of money, while a "no" means I get a large refund.
The question has evaded my Google-fu. I can find the opposite -- if you live elsewhere and collect NYS unemployment, then you do owe money to NYS. However, that doesn't seem to have any bearing on my case.
I know you're not my tax professional or my accountant, but this answer would seem to be a pretty simple "yes" or "no."