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Will a tax lien prevent me from receiving unemployment benefits if I've moved to another state

by Amber
(New Mexico Unemployment Benefits)

Will a tax lien prevent me from receiving unemployment benefits if I've moved to another state?


I owe in and have a tax lein on me in Wisconsin. However I live in New Mexico since late last year. I am again getting laid of - here in New Mexico. Will I even see my unemployment or will I loose it to Wisconsin?




Hi Amber,

I have no idea. What kind of tax lien?

Please see Pages 28 & 29. It doesn't mention anything about tax liens or any provisions that allow for UI benefits to be attached for a tax lien.



Chris

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Sep 23, 2011
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no it wont
by: Anonymous

I have two state tax liens and it has not affected my unemployment benefit. However.....

But I wonder, which employers have turned me down for work because of the liens. I'll never know. It is a vicious cycle I'll never break it seems. Some jobs punish for not paying the tax, but wont let you work to pay the tax. (Side note: I received notice of my liens years later- after the original tax year at the worst financial time)

This can't go on forever. Something has to give. I have lost everything. Some days I feel hopeless. Like I could commit a crime.

Sep 09, 2011
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over paid
by: Amber

I was over paid unemployment in wisconsin - so i owe back. Which they already said they will intercept my next years taxes for this - which i dont care either way. But I am employed in New Mexico now - and have been since Jan - but am getting laid off til the next tax season and dont know if i can get the unemployment here or if wisconsin can intercept it.



That, I do not know. I suspect it might be possible if there is some sort of interstate agreement between the two states, or it might be something that can be cross referenced with federal new hire reporting system .. I just don't know for sure.

Chris

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