I got my UI award letter today and discovered that my employer didn’t report my second quarter earnings. They withheld state and federal taxes from my paychecks but didn’t deposit the funds with the tax agencies. I was laid off because they closed the business. This effects my weekly award payment–instead of $450 for 6 months, I will only get $175 for six weeks.

I will call EDD on Monday morning to report this fraud. I was told by someone I know who works for EDD that an adjustor will review my payroll check payment records and that I could end up getting the correct award amount, but that it is a long process. (I will also have to deal with the IRS and state next year when I don’t receive a W-2 or receive an incorrect W-2.)

I was shocked that the owners of the company would use the employees’ tax deposits to pay other bills (or pay themselves). I think they should go to prison for fraud. There are 10 other employees who are also affected by this.

Has anyone here dealt with this situation?


Hello There,

I have been receiving UI benefits for about a few months now. I got a letter stating I’ve been scheduled for an interview because I didn’t list a job on my original claim form. I don’t even remember working for the employer and it’s not the one that is due to me getting unemployment benefits.
I probably worked there for less than a couple weeks for extra money during the time because I seriously don’t remember and I didn’t get or file it or my taxes.

Will this disqualify me or will I get continued benefits? Go to a higher tier? Phone interview is next week. Help please!


August 26, 2017 · 3 comments

in Where's my Money!?

Certified 5 weeks already and haven’t received a debit card. Is this normal? What number do I call??? Also if I chose to have taxes withheld.I do get that back when I file my income taxes, right?

I am a employer and a small business. I had a employee for 4 weeks. It was a tough time as I had serious illiness and death in my family and had to be out of the office at hospital. I hired a “friend” of a good friend of mine who ended up being a nite mere. She told me she was a licensed CPA I checked after the fact and she was not. She started pressuring me to be a signer on my checking account first red flag, she tried to get me to hire her boyfriend who I found out was always at my office when I did not come in. Finally it got so bad my old time employees called and said you need to come in today!! or we are all quitting. I came in to find out the bad employees boyfriend had called a meeting of my employees the night before to tell them the business was a sinking ship and I a drug addict ( I do not even drink) I let her go that day and when I did her boyfriend tried to hit me. I pretended to call police and he took off by this time she was crying. OH how I wished I would have called police when he tried to assault me. As his mug shot is all over the web I gave her 2 weeks pay to get rid of her. Her boyfriend threatened to take me down he was going to the labor board , the edd, the irs which he did and I have been in a 1 year audit which has been HELL. I have 3 police reports on this criminal scammer.They found all my employee taxes have been paid but they had to find something and now it is a witch hunt. I have been struggling since the whole 2008 bank fiasco to keep going. This woman stole my brand new lap top, used several of my personal credit cards all of which I filed police reports on. Police took her side “as she worked for me” and I authorized it. I am so pissed off I can hardly stand it. Any one can walk into your business and go to a Governmental office as a Whistle blower and tell them anything and cause you and your business much harm and not a DAMM thing you can do about it. PISSED OFF. I have had to hire a costly attorney to help .

Filed claim Dec 16, had been on work share at the time, had phone interview about cause Jan 4. No contest. Ex employer got message Jan 11, going to pay. Online system broken, history stops 7/26, phones hang up on me. No human interaction is allowed. 5+ weeks, no mail, nothing. I have to drive to Sac. (3.5 hrs each way)next week I guess.
A waste of taxes, if ever.

I pray I never have to rely upon the fine state of California to do anything other than collect my taxes. I am acting as fiduciary to my friend and co-worker who had a debilitating stroke on Halloween. It’s now Jan 10 and he still has received no support from EDD. His savings is running out and the future is looking pretty bleak. I moved here from the south and have always pondered why there seems to be such a large community of homeless here. I think I have my answer. Oh well, at least the scenery is nice…….when it’s not on fire, flooding, posted with “do not trespass or even look” signs.

Corrupt Government

September 30, 2016

in Pissed!

(First – Income Taxes were never supposed to exist, there is NO law, its complete Bullship)

I’m a decorated veteran with MBA / BS / AAS degrees. In 2010 I went over to work in Afghanistan until 2012 as a civilian and I didn’t have enough taxes taken out. I get home and I owe like 18K, it was right in the middle of the government furloughs, hiring freezes and sequester of 2012 so I went unemployed for 14 months. I had 2 choices, pay my taxes or eat. I wasn’t eligible for state benefits because I did a safe harbor state exemption, if you’re out of the state for more than 540 days eligibility exemption. So I decide to eat and stay alive versus paying taxes. I lose my security clearance for owing back taxes even after being proactive and getting on a payment plan, had great communication with the IRS even though they did an assets, liabilities worksheet on me and I had $125 left over each month so they took that. Now, no one ever has unexpected expenses, your car never needs parts, your washing machine, dryer never break, your dog never gets sick, needs a vet right? I rarely have any month when some unexpected cost pops up, what total bastards the IRS are taking my $125 cushion. Oh and when doing an IRS asset/liability worksheet, you’re not allowed to list credit card debt!

Jokes on them, losing my job because I owed taxes, I canceled my installment agreement. Here comes the really good part, I have paid into the California tax system for 11 years and all I get is 6 months coverage that only paid a fraction of bills anyway and THATS TAXED!! We now have taxes with taxes.

So I am a decorated Gulf War Veteran about to join the ranks of the homeless veterans. America is corrupt, heartless and the pursuit of happiness has been out of my grasp since 2012, trying to catch up, survive, just exist. We need a revolution, we need for income taxes to go away, its one giant ponzi scheme farce anyway, its illegal, there are no laws on the books enforcing tax collection.