Mar 16 | Calling All New Yorkers

Updated: Mar 17

Hellooo New York -

According to this Q&A and the linked sources within, even though the federal government passed forgiveness on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits, New York may NOT follow federal guidance. You may still owe taxes on your full unemployment amount at the state and local level. For some folx in NYS that's amounting to about $2000.

Some states, like Maryland, have actually forgiven taxes on ALL unemployment payments for 2020 and 2021. Why not New York?

We are pushing the NYS legislature to forgive all tax on unemployment immediately. We've written a two page document to explain it to them and share some worker stories, but we need your help in getting it to them! Your state Senators and Representatives only want to hear from people in their