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What is a 1099-G?

Form 1099-G is used to report certain government payments, such as unemployment compensation, state and local income tax refunds, agricultural payments, and taxable grants.

Why do I file 1099-G?

The IRS requires that all income and deductible expenses are reported by businesses and individuals or penalties could apply.

Who needs to file 1099-G?

File Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, if, as a unit of a federal, state, or local government, you made payments of unemployment compensation; state or local income tax refunds, credits, or offsets; re-employment trade adjustment assistance (RTAA) payments; taxable grants; or agricultural payments. You must also file this form if you received payments on a Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) loan. The officer or employee of the government unit having control of the payments, received or made, (or the designated officer or employee) must file Form 1099-G. See the official IRS instructions.

When do I file 1099-G?

1099-G forms are required to be mailed to the recipient by January 31, 2018 and e-filed with the IRS by April 2, 2018.

1099-G Reporting Information

What to report Amount to report
Unemployment compensation, state and local income tax refunds, agricultural payments, and taxable grants. $10 or more for refunds and unemployment.