Bully for you. But unemployed and retired are still not the same. Unemployed are those available to work, who do not have jobs. Retired are those who used to work, but are retired from work, and no longer available to work. My husband retired from being an Army dentist in 1997, and was no longer available to work as a dentist. He gets retirement pay from the Army for his 26 years serving in it. Then, in mid-2016, he retired from full-time ministry, and receives retirement pay from our synod . He was picking up guest pastoring jobs here and there for sick pastors, or those on vacation, but that was very sporadic. Since his CLL started affecting him last summer, he no longer takes any preaching jobs. Does this make him unemployed? He is getting retirement pay from both the US Government and our synod. If you think retirement is the same as being unemployed, would my husband be able to get unemployment benefits? On top of his retirement pay?We file form 940's this month. 1099's,W-2's
Unemployed is unemployed.
Real tax experts know the difference between being unemployed and being retired.Don't try low end quibling with a tax expert.