Unemployment benefits are taxable income, meaning benefit payments must be reported on your federal tax return when filing taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Your 1099-G will be sent to your mailing address on record the last week of January. You can also download your 1099-G income statement from your unemployment benefits portal. Remember, even if you were unemployed , you still have to file income taxes.
The most common use of the 1099-G is to report unemployment compensation as well as any state or local income tax refunds you received that year. A 1099-G is a tax form from the IRS showing the amount of refund, credit or interest issued to you in the calendar year filing from your individual income tax returns.
Please note: to view your 1099 from any year, even if you exhausted your benefits, you must register to access the MyBenefits portal. For assistance with the registration process, click here.
If you believe the amount listed on your 1099-G is inaccurate, you can submit a dispute request through your unemployment benefits portal. You can download a user guide for this process here.
If you believe you received a 1099-G in error due to fraud, please complete the identity theft fraud survey with information to contact you. The fraud department will reach out to you.
For fraud issues, it will be necessary to file a victim report with your local police and provide a signed copy to DEW. DEW may place an ID theft hold on your claim and it will then be necessary for you to provide documentation to prove your identity for future benefits.
The link below shows other helpful steps to follow if you believe ID theft has occurred.
To view the video tutorial on how to access your 1099-G, click here. | To download the user-guide, click here.
For more information about disputing your 1099-G, you can download the user-guide here.
Access your 1099-G by logging in to your account on your unemployment benefits portal.
A sample 1099-G is shown here: