1099-G FAQs

Will I receive a year-end statement?

Will I receive a year-end statement?

You should receive a year-end statement called a Certain Government Payments (Form 1099-G) for the previous year by January 31 of the current year.

What is reported on my 1099-G?

What is reported on my 1099-G?

We report the total amount of benefits paid to you in the previous calendar year on your 1099-G. This amount is based upon the actual payment dates, not the period covered by the payment or the date you requested the payment. This amount may include the total of benefits from more than one claim.

If I repaid an overpayment, will it be reflected on my 1099-G?

If I repaid an overpayment, will it be reflected on my 1099-G?

No, there is a line to report repayment of overpayments on your federal tax return form. The repaid amount should be reported on the tax return submitted for the year the repayment was made.

Why does my 1099-G not reflect the repayments that I made on my overpayment?

Why does my 1099-G not reflect the repayments that I made on my overpayment?

We report the total amount of benefits paid to you in the previous calendar year on your 1099-G, regardless of whether you repaid any overpayment. If you repaid part or all of an overpayment during the previous calendar year, you may be able to deduct the repaid amounts on your income tax return. For more information regarding the tax treatment of unemployment benefits, please refer to IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, Part Two, Section 12 (Other Income) or contact a tax professional.

If I did not receive my 1099-G, how can I get a copy?

If I did not receive my 1099-G, how can I get a copy?

You may download a copy of your current Certain Government Payments (Form 1099-G) from your claimant portal on the DES website at no charge. Prior year 1099-Gs (years 2018 forward) are available online.

Individuals can request a 1099-G for 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019: 

The request may be faxed to 919-733-1370 or mailed to:

Division of Employment Security
Attention: Intrastate Claims Unit
P.O. Box 25903
Raleigh, NC 27611-5903
 

The request also may be e-mailed to:

des.ui.claims.1099@nccommerce.com
 

The written request must include: complete name, complete address, phone number, last four digits of SSN, or Claimant Identification Number and date of birth. Once an adequate request is received, a hard copy will be mailed/faxed within 48 hours.

There is no cost for years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (current).

For years 2015 and prior, claimants will need to submit 1099-G requests to the Legal Services Section using the Request for Release of Information Form

The fee is $15.00. 

Requests must be received in writing.

What if I don’t have access to a computer and I need a current or past 1099-G?

What if I don’t have access to a computer and I need a current or past 1099-G?

If the claimant requests a 1099-G for 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019: 

The request may be faxed to 919-733-1370 or mailed to:

Division of Employment Security
Attention: Intrastate Claims Unit
P.O. Box 25903
Raleigh, NC 27611-5903
 

The request also may be e-mailed to:

des.ui.claims.1099@nccommerce.com
 

The written request must include: complete name, complete address, phone number, last four digits of SSN, or Claimant Identification Number and date of birth. Once an adequate request is received, a hard copy will be mailed/faxed within 48 hours.

There is no cost for years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (current).

For years prior to 2016, claimants will need to submit 1099-G requests  to the Legal Services Section using the Request for Release of Information Form

The fee is $15.00. 

Requests must be received in writing.