1099-G tax forms are now available in MyUI+ for many claimants who received unemployment benefits during 2021. To view your 1099-G form if available, log into your MyUI+ account, then select “View Correspondences” from the left-hand navigation menu (or in the hamburger menu at the top, if you’re on mobile). Claimants will also receive a copy of their 1099-G tax form via U.S. mail at the address on file for their claim.
If your 1099-G form has an error, or you receive a 1099-G form in your name despite not having received unemployment benefits in 2021, please complete the form below:
We cannot provide tax advice; check with the IRS if you are not sure what to do.
If you have received a 1099-G document from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment but did not file a claim for unemployment benefits, you may be a victim of identity theft. Unfortunately, fraudsters steal or purchase private information from illicit data brokers and use that information to file fraudulent unemployment claims. While we have a sophisticated multi-factor program in place to flag suspected fraud, no system is perfect.
Here’s what you should do if you’ve received a 1099-G document from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment but did not file a claim for unemployment benefits:
- Complete the Report Unemployment Identity Theft form.
- Contact the three consumer credit bureaus and put a fraud alert on your name and Social Security Number (SSN). Credit Bureau Contact Info: Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 | Experian: 1-888-397-3742 | TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
- Create a file where you can keep records of this identity theft in one place.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What if my address has changed?
Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, is mailed in January to anyone who received an unemployment benefits payment during the previous calendar year. If your Form 1099-G is mailed to an address other than your current address, the U.S. Postal Service will forward the Form 1099-G if a current forwarding order is on file. Otherwise, we keep the returned Form 1099-G and automatically mail it again once you submit an address change. You can change your address through MyUI+.
- What if I had an overpayment of my unemployment benefits?
Your 1099-G shows the entire amount we paid you in unemployment benefits, even though you are paying back those benefits. Any unemployment benefits paid during the calendar year must be reported as income. If you were overpaid and paid the money back in the same calendar year, both the amount repaid and the amount not yet repaid must be reported as total income. Check the instructions on your tax form to see how to report the unemployment benefit income and the amount repaid.
The Division provides you with monthly records of your repayments. You can reference the monthly statements to determine the total amount you repaid during the year. Credit for repayment(s) can only be claimed in the year in which repayment(s) were paid back to us. Remember that overpayments are included in 1099-G amounts, but offsets are not. We cannot provide advice; check with the IRS if you are not sure what to do.
- What do I do if my 1099-G has an incorrect amount or other error?
If you have received a 1099-G document from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, but you believe your 1099-G has an incorrect amount or other error, please report it to us using the Report Invalid 1099-G Form.
- What do I do if I need a 1099-G for 2020?
If you need a replacement 1099-G form for 2020, and you received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits during that year, your 2020 1099-G form is available online. Simply log into your MyUI+ account and select “View Correspondences” from the navigation menu.
If you received regular state unemployment benefits, or any other type of benefit other than PUA, you can request a replacement copy of your 2020 1099-G using the form below. If you are now living at a different address than you were in January 2021, be sure to update your address to the address you want the replacement 1099-G to be sent.