My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: CA
Trying to file unemployment, can't get past the first question!
I worked from 10/2009 - 3/2012 in California and was payed piece rate as an employee. The payroll office was in Arizona. I was laid off in 3/2012 when they lost the California contract.
I was then offered to continue working in Ohio for 3 months as a 1099 contractor, which I accepted. I was then laid off after 3 months and came home. The payroll office for Ohio was at the same address as for California: in Arizona, although my paycheck was was issued by a different company name. Also, my paychecks showed my personal address as being in Florida, although I never actually worked (or lived) in Florida.
When I try to file online, the first question "did you work out of state" forces me to stop and call. (and of course it's nearly impossible to get through to an operator) So.. can I just omit the out of state income since it was 1099? Or, can I report it as being from the same employer as California since it's the same Payroll address? Or, should I be completely honest - and spend a few days dialing the 800 number untill I get through???
Will any of this endanger my eligibility? Or might I be told to file through Ohio, or even Florida?