I received benefits last June. I have not received my form to file my taxes. How do I receive one?

Q) I received benefits last June. I have not received my form to file my taxes. How do I receive one?

A) Here are some ways to get your 1099-G form:

  • Check your online account. Most states have an online portal where you can view your unemployment benefits information, including your 1099-G form.
  • Call your state’s unemployment office. They should be able to send you a copy of your 1099-G form by mail.
  • Request a copy online. Many states allow you to request a copy of your 1099-G form online.
  • File your taxes electronically. If you file your taxes electronically, you can usually get your 1099-G form directly from the IRS.

If you have any problems getting your 1099-G form, you should contact your state’s unemployment office. They should be able to help you get a copy of your form.

Here are some additional tips for getting your 1099-G form:

  • Be sure to check your online account regularly.
  • Keep a record of all phone calls you make to your state’s unemployment office.
  • Be persistent. It can take some time to get your 1099-G form.

I hope this helps!

Unemployment compensation generally includes any amounts received under the unemployment compensation laws of the United States or of a state. If you received unemployment benefits during the last year, you should receive a your 1099-G Tax Form “Certain Government Payments” from your state unemployment office. This form lists the total amount of unemployment benefit compensation you received during the past year. The IRS considers unemployment compensation to be taxable income which you must report on your federal tax return. For some states you can you can now obtain your 1099-G online on your state unemployment office website. Just log-in to use the option to View and Print your 1099-G Income Tax Statement. If you are unable to obtain your 1099-G Tax Form online, please call our visit your local unemployment office and request a copy.

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