Do’s, Don’ts & Fraud Warning for Filing Unemployment Ins. on Your Taxes

All individuals who received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2020 will receive the 1099-G tax form. Claimants who collected UI benefits last year need the 1099-G tax form from IDES to complete their federal and state tax returns. The form is necessary for individuals who received state and/or federal benefits.

If an individual did not receive UI benefits in 2020, yet still received a 1099-G form from IDES, this may indicate that a fraudulent claim was filed in their name. The IRS has provided guidance to states regarding these nationwide identity theft and unemployment fraud schemes. Individuals who may have erroneously received a 1099-G form should immediately contact IDES at (800) 244-5631.

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