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Governor Rell: State Offers 24/7, Online Service for Printing Unemployment Insurance Tax Form

January 27, 2010           

CONTACT: Rich Harris, 860-524-7313


Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state is offering a new, online service that allows Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants to print the UC-1099G tax form they need directly from the Department of Labor’s Web site. The service – paid for with a federal grant – will speed the processing time for both claimants and state employees and save the state on postage and printing costs.


“The UC-1099G form is required by the Internal Revenue Service so recipients can report the benefits they have received, in the same way that a W-2 form is used to report regular income,” Governor Rell said. “This customer-friendly, 24/7 innovation is not only convenient for claimants, it saves the state time and money at a time when our budget is extremely tight.


“This year we expect to distribute approximately 300,000 of the UC-1099G forms – so it is clear that savings on printing and postage can add up quickly,” the Governor said. “Moreover, the Labor Department is often asked for duplicate copies of the form from people who moved and did not receive it, or from those who misplaced or lost the form or need it at a later date. In the past, about 25 percent of the forms that were mailed wound up being returned to the agency.


“This on-demand system allows claimants to enter their information into a secure system in order to obtain either the current tax year of unemployment data or previous years dating back to 2005,” Governor Rell said. “The printout includes all necessary tax information and is available to all claimants whether they were filing weekly, filing a claim for as little as one week or part of the state’s Shared Work program.”


A special UC-1099G information line – (860)-263-6099 – is now in operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 15 to answer questions about the tax form. Representatives at this number are not able to answer questions about specific unemployment insurance claims.


“Thanks to this newest online feature, we can now offer better service, save on mailing costs and reduce phone calls for those who need their unemployment compensation form for tax reporting purposes, financial aid requests, educational grants or related applications,” Governor Rell said.

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