Electronic tax

If you applied for unemployment insurance in 2021, your 1099-G tax form is ready

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) – On Monday, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that claimants who received Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in 2021 can now access their tax forms 1099-G.

Claimants who received unemployment insurance benefits last year need IDES tax form 1099-G to file their state and federal income tax returns.

This includes claimants who received regular unemployment insurance benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Emergency Compensation in Pandemic Unemployment (PEUC), Lost Wage Assistance (LWA), Mixed Employees Compensation (MEUC) and state Extended Benefits (EB).

Applicants who chose to receive their 1099-G tax form electronically received an email notification with instructions for accessing the form from their IDES account.

Applicants who have opted not to receive their 1099-G tax form electronically will receive a paper form by regular mail. All applicants can also access and print their 1099-G tax form online by logging into their IDES account or by calling Tele-Serve at (312) 338-4337.

Last year, IDES saved taxpayers over $1 million in postage and production costs by making the form available online. Applicants can also access their last seven years of 1099-G tax forms through their online account.

All IDES online accounts require ILogin verification.

For more information on the 1099-G tax form, visit ides.illinois.gov/1099gby phone at (800) 244-5631 or IRS website. Tax filing questions can be directed to the IRS at (800) 829-1040 or IRS.gov.

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