Why is the Department of Labor no longer mailing me a paper copy of my UC-1099G
information? Do I need the paper form to file my taxes?
Starting in January 2017, the Department of Labor has gone paperless with
UC-1099G information as a cost savings measure. You need only to include the UC-1099G
information that is available to you online when you complete your tax return.
You do not need to submit a paper UC-1099G to the IRS.
Is UC-1099G information a bill for unemployment received in 2016
and do I need to repay the amount listed?
No, UC-1099G information is not a bill and you do not need to
repay any of the amounts shown. The UC-1099G information is intended to be used
when filing your 2016 taxes.
Why do I need UC-1099G information for 2016 when my company’s
holiday shutdown was in 2015 and my employer submitted our unemployment claim in 2015?
Unemployment benefits are reported to the IRS via UC-1099G when they
were paid to you. Therefore, if the shutdown was at the end of 2015 and benefits were
paid in January 2016, those earnings are reported with your UC-1099G information for 2016.
I see a figure reported in #3 “AMOUNT REPAID” of my UC-1099G information.
What does it mean?
The figure reported in #3 “AMOUNT REPAID” reflects repayment(s) you made in 2016
for a past unemployment compensation overpayment, including cash or credit card repayments,
offsets to your unemployment benefits, garnishments, and intercepts from income tax refunds.
Please consult the IRS or a tax expert to determine if you can claim an unemployment repayment for 2016.
I don’t agree with the amounts reported in my UC-1099G information.
What can I do?
Please note that #2 “TOTAL UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PAYMENTS” includes
all payments made to you in 2016 and any federal and state taxes withheld and any child
support deductions. You can verify these amounts by logging in to your unemployment account from
HERE to view
your payment history. For repaid amounts in #3 “AMOUNT REPAID” that are related to a past overpayment,
please contact the Benefit Payment Control Unit (BPCU) at (860) 263-6325.
My UC-1099G information for 2016 shows that either no taxes were
taken out or too little taxes were taken out. Is there anything that can be done to
correct this issue?
If you elected to have taxes withheld from your unemployment benefits
when you filed your initial claim, tax amounts were withheld at a flat percentage from
payments made to you in 2016. If you did not elect to have taxes withheld from your unemployment
benefits when you filed your inItial claim, no tax amounts were withheld. If you are
currently filing for unemployment benefits or file a claim in the future, you may request
that your withholding status be changed from
Does the Department of Labor report the UC-1099G information to the IRS?
Yes, the Department of Labor is required to send this information to the IRS and does
so electronically. It is up to you, the tax filer, to include your individual UC-1099G information
when you file your tax return.
I am having trouble accessing my DOL account to get my UC1099G information.
What am I doing wrong?
If you have not accessed your account in a year or more, your account has
been deactivated and you will have to create a new one from