And yes, income from unemployment is subject to tax in Illinois also. The Illinois return begins with the federal Adjusted Gross Income so the payments will already be reflected on the Illinois return when you carry over the federal AGI to the state return. The Illinois tax already paid should be reported on the state return too.Is unemployment income taxable?
Although it doesn't seem quite fair, the IRS does consider unemployment income as taxable income, as do most states. On the bright side, if your sole source of income was from unemployment, and that income was less than the taxable threshhold after exemptions and deductions, you might not owe any taxes.