What is Form 1099-G and why did I receive it?
Year-end 1099 statements are mailed in January to inform recipients
about income they received during the previous year. The 1099-G is
issued by government agencies such as the Department of Revenue and the
Department of Labor and Employment for use in filling out your federal
income tax return.
The IRS requires the
Colorado Department of Revenue to provide Form 1099-G to taxpayers who
may have itemized deductions on their federal return the previous year.
The form is in postcard format. A separate copy of your 1099-G is sent
to the IRS. Amounts on this form include:
the Colorado income tax refund you received the prior
any overpayment credited to the following year’s
any overpayment applied to a prior year’s balance due;
any overpayment intercepted by the IRS or by a state
contributions to any of the voluntary checkoff funds.
Taxpayers who itemized their deductions using Schedule A on last year’s
federal return must use this information to complete their federal
return this year. Taxpayers who took the standard deduction on last
year’s federal return generally will not report the refund on their
If you do not receive the 1099-G in the mail log in to your account
through our Revenue
system to view
the amount of last year’s Colorado refund that was reported to you on
Form 1099-G. If there is no record of a 1099-G in your account, you may not
have received a taxable income tax refund last year.
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