I think the last person who answered misunderstood the question.. The question I believe is asking whether one who is receiving unemployment compensation needs to report, during their weekly reporting to the unemployment office, their tax refund $ as income. I am not sure of the answer.. I know that if you get a tax refund it is said this is money you could have had all year long instead of waiting until tax time to get a refund. In other words, you could have adjusted your tax withholding on a W4 form while you were employed in order to be taxed less on each paycheck, so this is money you were taxed that the IRS owed you back.. I therefore would be inclined to think that you do not need to report it, but you should call your unemployment office to ask them.
Absolutely. It is income. Unemployment notify's the I.r.s. Of every single person that has collected. If you don't they will catch it. And add on a penalty.