1099-G Tax Information

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1099-G income tax statements for 2020 are available online. If you received unemployment, your tax statement is called form 1099-G, not form W-2.

Unemployment benefits including Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) and Extended Benefits (EB) are taxable income.

To view and print your current or previous year 1099-G tax forms online, logon to the online benefits services website:

Log on using your username and password, then go to the "Unemployment Services" menu to access your 1099-G tax forms. If you have questions about your user name and password, see our frequently asked questions for accessing online benefit services.

After you are logged in, you can also request or discontinue federal and state income tax withholding from each unemployment benefit payment. The federal withholding is 10% of the weekly amount payable, and the state withholding is 5% of the weekly amount payable.

1099-G Frequently Asked Questions

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If you receive a 1099-G for benefits you did not file for, please let the department know immediately, as this could be a case of identity theft and fraud.

If you receive a 1099-G for benefits you did not file for:

The American Rescue Plan changed the taxation of unemployment compensation in 2020. You will not receive a new 1099-G (W-2). Please check with irs.gov or with your tax advisor for instructions.

If you have questions about your 1099-G call (608) 266-2999.

IRS Free Online Tax Prep

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers free Federal income tax filing to taxpayers whose adjusted gross income was $72,000 or less in 2020. See details at IRS.gov/FreeFile.

For questions about how to fill out your Form 1040 or Form 1 contact:

Email Notification for 1099-G

An email alert was sent January 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. for this year's notification.