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  • 1.  Pandemic NYS unemployment for self employed

    Posted 04-30-2022 06:58 AM
    My client received pandemic unemployment as self employed as a 100% shareholder in a S corp.
    NYS is now asking for proof of self employment but they do not list any forms for a S Corp, only schedule C and partnership.

    Is my client not considered self-employed?

    Does anyone have a similar situation?

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  • 2.  RE: Pandemic NYS unemployment for self employed

    Posted 05-17-2022 11:12 PM
    I have two clients with a 3-page letter from the NYS Unemployment department, if that is the one you have seen.  One person just graduated from college, the other a 45 year old bar room bouncer.  Except for the name, address and SS number, the letters are identical.  Frankly, I too am puzzled as to a proper response.

    Any ideas from the crowd?

    M Daniel Martin
    Babylon NY
    M Daniel

  • 3.  RE: Pandemic NYS unemployment for self employed

    Posted 05-18-2022 06:42 AM
    My clients are getting them too. These are the same letters many received from NYS, via email in February,  to their UI accounts that NYS has not received a response to. These pertain to both SE individuals and W2 employees and so far seem to be sent to only those individuals who collected PUA after the initial $600 ran out. Once my clients have uploaded the information requested, there is a response from NYS if they need more information they will be in touch. A few responded in February and nothing further from NYS - - yet!

    Deborah Dolan
    DJ Dolan Tax Service Inc
    New Hyde Park NY

  • 4.  RE: Pandemic NYS unemployment for self employed

    Bronze Most Valuable Member
    Posted 05-18-2022 09:54 AM
    Apparently, both  clients applied for UI.  During the pandemic, the process was basically to pay first and ask questions later.  Your college student may have worked part-time in covered employment and sought benefits as a consequence.  Form letters are precisely that.  The response should be directed to the circumstances; in other words, even if the form asks only for Schedule C, an explanation as to the basis for eligibility (whether self-employment, the relevant base period, etc.) should be given.  Bear in mind that these are not personalized letters and are being sent out wholesale.
    Ruth Kraft

    Ruth B. Kraft, Esq.
    Partner and Chair, Employment Law
    Vigorito, Barker, Patterson, Nichols & Porter, LLP
    300 Garden City Plaza
    Garden City, New York 11530
    Cell 516-353-3306

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