It’s getting a little late in the game for this year’s taxes, but if you are unemployed you should make certain you take advantage of every tax break out there. You probably know within certain constraints you can deduct job search expenses, but this year offers a new break on unemployment insurance tax.
From the link:
If you received unemployment checks last year, you can exclude the first $2,400 from your return. You have to remember to do this math yourself, since the documents from your state employment agency won’t exempt it. This benefit won’t be around next year.