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Unemployment insurance is considered income for federal and state tax purposes. Each year all of your benefit payments are reported to the Internal Revenue Service and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
You can ask to have state and federal taxes withheld from your unemployment benefit payments or make estimated tax payments.
You can request to have taxes withheld or to change your current withholding status by going online at https://my.unemployment.wisconsin.gov.
Form 1099-G will be available online by mid-January each year.
If you elect to have state and/or federal taxes withheld, your Form 1099-G will include the withholdings from your unemployment benefit payments for that tax year.
If you have any questions about how your UI payments will affect your taxes:
If your address changes: