Our 2020 New York state returns currently follow the guidelines set by New York for unemployment income. As of May, 2022 the program will automatically add back any excluded state unemployment income.
New York elected to not conform to the federal exclusion of unemployment income for tax year 2020.
What if I already filed before the federal exclusion?
If you already filed with unemployment included on return, you do not need to take any additional action with respect to the New York return.
What if I have not yet filed a 2020 return and the unemployment is being excluded from the federal return?
If you have not yet filed, you will need to add back the amount of unemployment compensation excluded from the federal taxable income.
You can locate this add back entry under:
- My Account, Prior Year Returns,
- Access 2020 Return
- Access Return
- State Section, Edit New York return,
- Income Subject to Tax
- Enter Income, other than Wages, taxable to New York
- Unemployment Compensation
- Enter the amount of unemployment reported on the federal return
What if I filed my state return with the unemployment income excluded on the federal return?
If you filed your return and the unemployment income was excluded on the state return, the unemployment income must be added back to the return. You will be required to file an amended return. The amended return feature "2020 Amended Return" is located with in the navigation bar on the left side of prior year program.