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FORM 1099-G

What is a Form 1099-G?
Is a 1099-G only mailed to people who received unemployment benefits in the previous calendar year?
When will I receive my 1099-G Form?
What should I do if I believe the amount reflected on my 1099-G is wrong?
Can I get a reprint of my 1099-G Form?


What is a Form 1099-G?

The Kansas Department of Labor will mail a Form 1099-G in January to individuals who received unemployment benefits at any time during the previous calendar year. The form documents the total benefits paid to the claimant during the previous calendar year. The same information is provided to the Internal Revenue Service.

Unemployment benefits are considered regular income for tax purposes, and so are subject to both federal and state income taxes. The 1099-G form assists in reporting the income on your tax forms.


Is a 1099-G only mailed to people who received unemployment benefits in the previous calendar year?

No. The form is also mailed by other government agencies for other purposes. For instance, the Kansas Department of Revenue sends a 1099-G form to individuals who received a state income tax refund in the previous calendar year. Individuals need to read the top of the form to determine what agency has sent the form and for what purpose.

This diagram shows how to determine which agency sent you the Form 1099-G and where information about unemployment compensation is found.
Diagram


When will I receive my 1099-G Form?

KDOL will mail 1099-G forms in January. Mailings typically begin in the middle of the month and continue through the end of the month. If your address has changed since you filed for unemployment benefits, you will need to register your change of address with KDOL in order to receive your 1099-G Form. You can register a change of address online at https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Account/Login.aspx, you will need to log in and click on Change Your Information. You can also change your address by calling the Unemployment Insurance Contact Center. Claimants who have not received a 1099-G after the first week in February can order a duplicate online.


What should I do if I believe the amount reflected on my 1099-G is wrong?

If you believe the amount shown on your 1099-G is incorrect, you will need to send a written dispute to the Kansas Department of Labor at the following address:

1099 Inquiry
Kansas Department of Labor
401 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66603-3182

Keep in mind the 1099-G will report the total amount of benefits paid during the calendar year, including any overpayments. If you repaid any or all of a overpayment amount during the same calendar year, the payment amount shown will not be adjusted to reflect the amount repaid. You can claim the amount paid back on your federal tax return. Instructions for claiming the repaid amount can be found in the IRS tax booklet. If you don't repay the overpayment until subsequent tax years, you can claim the amount repaid on your tax form(s) for the year(s) in which the repayment is made.

Please note that the amount shown on the 1099-G reflects when the payment was made not the weeks that were claimed during the calendar year.


Can I get a reprint of my 1099-G Form?

Yes, 1099-G forms for previous years are available upon request after logging into your account on https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov. The current tax year reprint is not available until after Feb. 2 of this year. These forms can be requested by logging into https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov and clicking REQUEST 1099-G REPRINT.



Disclaimer: The information listed here does not have the effect of law or regulations, but may help answer questions you have about your claim. If you have questions or a problem with your claim that is not covered on this site, please contact the Unemployment Contact Center.