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Form 1099G, Certain Government Payments, is an income tax statement to notify recipients about the income they received during the previous year. It is issued by government agencies for use in filling out your federal income tax return. This form is available online through MyUI.
We mail Form 1099G (Certain Government Payments) in mid-January to anyone who received an unemployment benefit payment(s) during the previous calendar year.
If you did not receive Form 1099G in the mail, please wait until mid-February before requesting a duplicate copy of the form.
Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, is mailed in January to anyone who received an unemployment benefits payment during the previous calendar year. If your Form 1099-G is mailed to an address other than your current address, the U.S. Postal Service will forward the Form 1099-G if a current forwarding order is on file. Otherwise, we keep the returned Form 1099-G and automatically mail it again once you submit an address change. You can change your address through MyUI.
You can get a copy of your 1099-G on MyUI. If you prefer to receive a duplicate copy by mail, fill out our request form. Please make sure your address is up to date before you request a duplicate copy be mailed to you.
Your 1099-G shows the entire amount we paid you in unemployment benefits, even though you are paying back those benefits.Check the instructions on that form to see how to handle this situation. Any UI benefits paid during the calendar year must be reported as income. If you were overpaid and paid the money back in the same calendar year, both the amount repaid and the amount not yet repaid must be reported as total income (and then the amount repaid is taken as a deduction elsewhere on the form). The Division provides you with monthly records of your repayments. You can reference the monthly statements to determine the total amount you repaid during the year. Credit for repayment(s) can only be claimed in the year in which repayment(s) were paid back to us. Remember that overpayments are included in 1099-G amounts, but offsets are not. We cannot provide advice; check with the IRS if you are not sure what to do.
Remember that we send your benefits to a prepaid debit card (ReliaCard) that U.S. Bank sent you when you first signed up for unemployment. Contact U.S. Bank Cardmember Services at 1-855-279-1678 to find out the balance on your ReliaCard. It is possible that we did send the benefit payments.
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