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1099G Tax Information

What is a 1099G?

1099G is a tax form sent to people who have received unemployment insurance benefits. You use it when you are filing federal and state income taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Oregon Department of Revenue.

Why am I getting a 1099G tax form?

Any unemployment compensation received during the year must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Oregon Department of Revenue. When you apply for unemployment insurance benefits, you can choose to have 10% of your weekly benefit amount withheld for federal income taxes and/or 6% for state income taxes. You may update your withholding choice anytime through the Online Claim System.

Where to find your 1099G info

Your 1099G tax form will be mailed to you by Jan. 31. It will be available to view in early February on the Online Claims System in the tab titled “1099G Tax forms” toward the bottom of the page.

Why is the amount on my 1099G form different from the actual benefit amount I received?

The form reports on the gross amount of unemployment compensation your received, not the net amount. Once you subtract the federal and state income taxes from your 1099G amount, then it should match what you actually received.

If it does not match and is extremely far off (for example you received $5,000 in benefits but your 1099G form is saying you received $15,000), please fill out this form and a member of our Benefit Payment Control team will review your claim for possible fraud.

I moved since applying for benefits. How will I get my 1099G?

Your 1099G will be sent to the address we have on file. If you have moved but not updated your contact information, you can download the 1099G from the Online Claims System. We also encourage you to update your address on the Online Claims System.

What do I do with a 1099G tax form?

If you receive a 1099G tax form, you must file it with your federal and state tax return. Unemployment insurance benefits are considered taxable income.

I want taxes withheld from my unemployment benefit for the 2021 tax year. How do I do that?

You may choose to have 10% of your weekly benefit amount withheld for federal income taxes and/or 6% for state income taxes. Any taxes withheld are immediately transmitted to the Internal Revenue Service and the Oregon Department of Revenue. Changing your tax status requires a completed Authorization of Tax Withholding (1040WH) form. To download the Spanish version of this form, click here, or call the UI center to have one mailed to you.

Why did I receive a 1099G form when I did NOT apply for or receive any unemployment insurance benefits in 2020?

If you received a 1099G tax form but didn't file for benefits in 2020, this could be fraud! Please report any fraud or suspicion of fraud to us right away through our ID Theft form.

NOTE: If you do not have taxes withheld from your unemployment compensation, it could result in a tax liability.