Claimant Tax Form Information (1099-G)

The Department of Labor is actively working to correct errors made as a result of the 1099-G improper mailing and data release incident. Further updates will be provided at https://labor.vermont.gov/1099-incident-updates


What is a 1099-G?

The 1099-G is a tax form for Certain Government Payments. Every January, we send a 1099-G form to people who received unemployment benefits during the prior calendar year. If you received unemployment benefits during 2020, you’ll need the information to file your taxes. Claimant tax information cannot be shared over the phone and claimants are not able to access this information by calling the UI Claimant Assistance Center.

NOTE: Claimants will likely receive multiple 1099-G forms for 2020. This is due to receiving benefits from multiple programs. Those programs that claimants would receive a 1099-G form form include: 

  • UI - Regular Unemployment Insurance benefits 
  • PEUC - Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation
  • EB - Extended Benefits
  • High EB - High Extended Benefits
  • FPUC - Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
  • PUA - Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
  • LWA - Lost Wage Assistance ($300 payment for up to 6 weeks in Aug. 2020 - Sept. 2020)
  • VSTS - Vermont Short Term Supplement ($100 payment for up to 5 weeks in Oct. 2020)
  • $1,200 - Vermont Treasury's FPUC advance in April 2020

How you will recieve your 1099-G info

You’ll receive your 1099-G via USPS mail. 

  • Mail: We mail the 1099-G to the address we have on record as of mid-January, when the forms are printed. The U.S. Postal Service will not forward the 1099-G unless they have a change of address on file.

Overpayments

A 1099-G does not get corrected when the claimant was put in overpayment and repaid the money in the same tax year. The IRS has instructions on how this is addressed on the tax filing. All requests must include the claimant's full name and the last 4 of the social security number.

If you don’t receive your 1099-G by mid-February

Please know that we are aware of a mailing and printing processing issue that will impact the delivery and mailing of 1099-G information. Further updates will be provided at https://labor.vermont.gov/1099-incident-updates. 

What if I believe the information on my form is incorrect?

Please know that we are aware of a mailing and printing processing issue that will impact the delivery and mailing of 1099-G information. Further updates will be provided at https://labor.vermont.gov/1099-incident-updates. 

Information for victims of unemployment fraud

In 2020, an international crime ring used previously stolen personal information to fraudulently claim unemployment benefits in states across the country. If you believe you’re a fraud victim, or if you’ve already reported fraud to us but received a 1099-G for fraudulently paid benefits, please see the tax information for fraud victims page: https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/fraud

Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please contact the Department by phone.

Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, 05601-0488
(802) 828-4000

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