My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
I was laid-off from my full-time retail job recently. I worked there 8 years and began collecting unemployment a few weeks ago. I have always been a part-time musician and receive money from that as well. I want to correctly claim this income by listing the amount earned and the employer as "The Band" however I am handling all of the finances of the band, so the band has been set up as a sole-proprietor with me as the owner. All the band income comes to me and I disperse it back out to the members (including me). My questions are: will I be seen as "self-employed" and benefits will cease? Also, will EDD now go after the band to contribute to UI funds through taxes? Even if "The Band" gets hit with a letter asking for UI funds, we show no profit (just money changing hands) so there will be no taxes?
Thanks for any help given!