Unemployment FAQs

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1099-G Form Information

Are my unemployment benefits taxable?

Yes, the Tax Reform Act of 1986 mandated that all unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. 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.

What is a 1099-G form?

The 1099-G, Statement for Recipients of Certain Government Payments, is the government income tax form, used to provide a receipt of government income in the last year. This includes individuals who received state unemployment, a state income tax refund, and other government provided income. For more information about what other government provided income may be included, please visit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1099-G Form website.

You may receive more than one 1099-G if you had multiple forms of government provided income. For a summary of various 1099s issued by the State and contact information for questions and inquiries, please visit the Kansas Department of Administration 1099 Information website.

The payer field on the 1099-G will note “Kansas Department of Labor” for your receipt of unemployment benefits. In the case of unemployment, the 1099-G documents the total benefits paid to the claimant during the previous calendar year. The same information is provided to the Internal Revenue Service.

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.

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

2019 IRS 1099-G Form

When will I receive my 1099-G Form?

1099-Gs are required, by law, to be mailed by the end of January (January 31st) for the prior calendar year. 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. Claimants who have not received a 1099-G after the first week in February can order a duplicate online.

What if my address has changed?

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 by logging in and choosing the option for Change Your Information at GetKansasBenefits.gov. You can also change your address by calling the Unemployment Insurance Contact Center.
 
If the 1099-G is mailed before you submit your change of address, you can submit your address change then submit a request for reprint starting on Feb 2 if you still have not received your form.

Will I still get a copy of my 1099-G if I signed up for tax withholding?

Yes, you will still receive your 1099-G if you used the option for tax withholding. Your federal and state tax withholding will be reported on your 1099-G. Read the 1099-G “Instructions for Recipient” section on your form for more information on how to interpret the form.

Is the additional unemployment relief for the COVID-19 pandemic taxable (FPUC, PEUC, PUA, LWA, EB)?

Yes, all 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. You will receive one 1099-G for all unemployment benefits received.

How do I get a new copy of my 1099-G Form?

Reprints for 1099-G forms for the current tax year can be requested starting February 2, 2021. To request a new 1099-G to be mailed to you, log into GetKansasBenefits.gov and click Request 1099-G Reprint.

Can I get a copy of my 1099-G Form for a previous tax year?

1099-G forms for previous years are available upon request. To request a new 1099-G to be mailed to you, log into GetKansasBenefits.gov and click Request 1099-G Reprint.

Why is my repayment of my overpayment not accounted for on my 1099-G?

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 an 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 on IRS Publication 525 (2019) within the Unemployment Benefits section. 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.

Why is the amount reflected in my 1099-G different than what I expected?

The amount shown on the 1099-G reflects when the payment was made, not the weeks that were claimed, during the calendar year when you were issued the payment.

If you believe the amount shown on your 1099-G is incorrect, you can fill out a request on the KDOL Self-Service Portal under “Dispute my 1099,” making sure to check the box for “I want to dispute my 1099” or send a written dispute with your full name and last 4 digits of your social security number to the Kansas Department of Labor Attn: 1099 Inquiry at 401 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66603-3182.

If your dispute is related to identity theft, also attach a copy of the Unsworn Declaration form.

How do I report fraud if I received a 1099-G form for a fraudulent claim in my name?

If you received a 1099-G form for a claim that you did not receive payment for due to identity theft, you can fill out a request on the KDOL Self-Service Portal under “Dispute my 1099”, making sure to check the box for "I want to dispute my 1099" and upload an Unsworn Declaration to declare you did not receive the benefits that were stated on your 1099-G form issued from the Kansas Department of Labor

You can also send a written dispute with your full name and last 4 digits of your social security number to the Kansas Department of Labor Attn: Fraudulent 1099 Inquiry to 401 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66603-3182.

Make sure to include the reason of identity theft in your written dispute and a copy of a completed Unsworn Declaration form.

What is the Payer's Federal Identification number?

The Kansas Department of Labor Federal ID # is: 74-2822699.

Can I receive the amount of my 1099-G over the phone?

No, you need to wait for the form to be sent to you.

How do I request a 1099-G Form for deceased spouse/family member?

If someone other than the claimant is requesting a duplicate 1099-G because the claimant is deceased, they must submit the following information:

  • A letter advising who the deceased individual is and that they are requesting the 1099
    • The letter must also include their relationship to the deceased claimant and the address that they are wanting the 1099-G sent to.
  • Copy of the Death Certificate
  • Proof that they are the executor of the claimant's estate
Note: They should provide both the copy of the death certificate and proof of executorship, however if they can only send one of these, our legal department will evaluate upon receipt of what is sent in.

The information can be emailed or faxed to:

What is the Federal ID (FEIN)#?

The Federal Employer Identification Number (FEID) is a nine-digit unique number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to businesses. You can ask the IRS to search for your FEIN by calling the Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933.