FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
MARCH 17, 2006
(615) 741-2257
 


UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMANTS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL INCOME TAX
TENNESSEE DEPT. LABOR HELPS CLAIMANTS FIGURE TAXES OWED

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is helping unemployment claimants determine the taxes they may owe the federal government. Through the Web site claimants can print a copy of their unemployment claim history which shows the amounts they were paid and the amount of tax withheld. The link is on the main page of the department’s Web site at www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd. The link is titled IRS form 1099G.

Unemployment compensation is subject to federal income tax. This must be reported as income on your Federal income tax return, even if you have repaid some or all of the benefits received. In January of each year, IRS form 1099G is prepared and mailed to each claimant who received unemployment compensation during the previous calendar year. This form shows the total amount of unemployment compensation claimants were paid during the calendar year (January 1 through December 31), and the amount of federal income tax withheld from their unemployment compensation.

Unemployment claimants are not required to submit a copy of the form 1099G with their income tax return. If a claimant needs a paper form 1099G and did not receive one by January 31, he can request a duplicate be mailed. Claimants may request a duplicate by writing to Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Special Services Unit, Nashville, Tennessee 37245-2600. Please include: social security number, name and address, and be sure to sign and date the request. Claimants may also fax their request to (615) 253-4649.


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