Does anyone know if the $150,000 AGI limit for the new unemployment exclusion includes or excludes the unemployment? I'm trying to determine if my one client that made $154,000 will get the tax free unemployment if she's able to exclude it from the AGI calculation?
According to the IRS Worksheet (posted on the website on Friday evening--so take that for what it's worth) you "Include the full amount of unemployment compensation you received in 2020 on Schedule 1, line 7."
If not covered under a retirement plan you might see if a deductible IRA contribution would help. You might also do an analysis of MFJ vs MFS.