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
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
“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.