What is a 1099-G Form, and why do I need it?
1099-G Form, “Certain Government Payments,” is a federal tax form filed by federal, state, or local government entities if they provide Reemployment Assistance benefit payments to eligible claimants. This form is also provided to claimants to show the total amount of unemployment compensation paid to the claimant during the calendar year of 2022.
In addition to the total benefit payments issued during calendar year of 2022, the amount reported on the 1099-G Form includes refunds, credits, or offsets of state or local income tax a claimant received, as well as any Federal income tax requested to be withheld from the claimant’s Reemployment Assistance benefits.
Who should receive Reemployment Assistance?
Reemployment assistance is a great resource for those who have been laid off or terminated from their job. It can help provide financial support and assistance during a difficult time. But who should receive reemployment assistance? The answer is anyone who has recently lost their job due to no fault of their own. This could include people who have been laid off, furloughed, had their hours reduced, or are no longer able to work due to health reasons.
Are Reemployment Assistance benefits taxed?
Reemployment Assistance benefits are taxable income. When applying for Reemployment Assistance, you can choose to withhold 10% of your weekly benefits due with the IRS. This option can also be updated in your Reemployment Assistance account under the “View and Maintain Account Information” section by selecting “Payment Method and Tax Withholding Options.”
When will I receive my 1099-G Form?
Your 1099-G Form will be available in your Reemployment Assistance account inbox no later than January 31st, 2023. If you chose US mail as your communication method, the Department of Economic Opportunity will also mail you a copy. If you would like to update your method of communication from the Department, you can do so in your Reemployment Assistance account.
How can I obtain a copy of my 1099-G Form for this tax year or a prior tax year?
You can receive a copy of your 1099-G Form multiple ways:
- The fastest way to receive a copy of your 1099-G Form is by selecting “electronic” as your preferred method for correspondence. You can log-in to your Reemployment Assistance account and go to “My 1099-G” in the main menu to view the last five years of your 1099-G Form document.
- If you selected “US Mail” as your preferred correspondence method, a copy of your 1099-G Form will be mailed, no later than January 31st, 2023, to the address the Department has on file associated with your account. It is important that your mailing address is accurate and updated in your Reemployment Assistance account at all times. If you have mail forwarding, the United States Postal Service should forward your tax forms. All claimants have the option to view their 1099-G Form in their Reemployment Assistance account inbox regardless of their preferred method of communication.
- To request a duplicate or amended 1099-G Form, please visit the Reemployment Assistance Help Center, locate “Tax Documents,” and select the option that best describes your request.
What if I do not agree with the payments listed or I would like to change the amounts provided on my 1099-G Form?
If you received a 1099-G Form and you believe it may be incorrect and/or you would like to amend the 1099-G Form you received, please visit the Reemployment Assistance Help Center, locate “Tax Documents,” and select the option that best describes your request.
Why did I get a 1099-G Form for a year that I did not request benefits?
Claimants may receive a 1099-G Form when their last weeks of benefits were paid at the beginning of the year. For example, if you received a benefit payment after January 1st, 2022, you may receive a 1099-G Form.
Other times, the Department may complete a pending adjudication issue that provides Reemployment Assistance benefit payments at a later date. Reviewing your “Payment History” in your Reemployment Assistance account is the easiest way to view the reason why a 1099-G Form was issued.
What if I received a 1099-G Form and I did not file a claim for Reemployment Assistance?
If you received a 1099-G Form and did not file a claim for Reemployment Assistance, please visit the Reemployment Assistance Help Center, locate the option to “Report ID THEFT / FRAUD,” and an official report will be submitted to the Department. For more information about Reemployment Assistance fraud, please review Florida’s Identity Theft Victim Kit prepared by the Department.
I am having difficulty opening my 1099-G Form. What do I do?
If you are having difficulties accessing your 1099-G Form from your Reemployment Assistance account, please use the following troubleshooting options:
- Verify Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer and is up-to-date.
- Disable any pop-up blockers or firewalls in your browser. The 1099-G Form will open in an additional window in your computer browser.
- Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the screen when the PDF document opens. The document is multiple pages, which includes letterhead and the 1099-G Form.