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Explore Form 1099-G, where to get it, how to interpret it, and what it means for filing your annual tax return.
Your taxable income includes unemployment benefits, and depending on how much you paid on your state and federal taxes, you could owe the government some money. The amount that you withheld could offset your liability, but you’ll need the 1099-G form when filing your 2021 taxes to determine the impact of this income.
The “G” in 1099-G stands for “government,” and that’s exactly where you will find the 1099-G form. Your local and/or state government will send you this form to report on one or more of the following types of financial assistance:
● Unemployment benefits
● Agricultural payments
● Income tax refunds, credits, or offsets
● Taxable grants
● Reemployment trade adjustment assistance payments
You should have received your unemployment 1099-G form by January 31st, but if you haven’t, you can reach out to your state or local taxing authority, or unemployment office. The Internal Revenue Service or IRS will expect this income to be reported and will receive copies as well.
To avoid owing more federal income tax, don’t ignore your unemployment 1099-G form. Use the information it provides to complete your tax return and you’ll avoid penalties and interest as well.
There’s no need to send a copy to the IRS, or your state taxing authority. They will already have a copy. However, you might want to keep it for your tax records.
The 1099-G form has had some revisions and you may receive multiple 1099-G forms, but we’ve got you covered. KPMG Spark tax preparers provide managed, online accounting with real-time support and they’ll ensure your 1099-G form information is compliant, filed accurately, and on time.
You don’t have to tackle your tax preparation on your own. KPMG Spark can provide the bookkeepers and resources to support your business during tax prep and throughout the year. Contact KPMG Spark today and visit with an accounting specialist dedicated to help your small to medium-sized business success. They will help you with managing your 1099-G forms correctly by one of their support teams and answer any questions you may have about taxable benefits.
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