If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, you will receive a 1099-G tax form from the state of Tennessee.
Unemployment insurance payments are taxable.
When you file for unemployment, you have the option to choose to have taxes taken out at the time benefits are paid. If you opt to have the deductions taken out of your unemployment benefits, the standard deduction used is 10% for Federal Taxes.
How to find and download your 1099-G tax form.
You can quickly download your tax form from the dashboard of your Jobs4TN.gov account. You will also receive the form through the United States Postal Service. This link provides step-by-step instruction on how to find the form on your account dashboard: https://bit.ly/3iOu13T
I do not remember the password to my Jobs4TN.gov account.
Once you navigate to the sign-in page on Jobs4TN.gov, underneath the box where you enter your username and password, you will see a link that reads “Retrieve Username or Password”. Follow that link to reset your password.
If you think the wages listed on your 1099 are too high?
If you received unemployment benefits between April and July, keep in mind the additional $600 FPUC payment was added to your weekly benefit amount. Just the $600 weekly payment is the equivalent of earning $29,000 annually. When you add your weekly benefit amount, and if you received the $300 LWA payment later in the summer, your total unemployment benefits for the year will add up quickly. Before calling the 1099 Information Line, please look back and estimate how much money you may have received in benefits by adding all the payments from each program together.
If you think the information on your 1099-G form is incorrect.
After reviewing your tax form, if you feel the information is incorrect, you can call the Department’s 1099-G Information Line at (844) 500-4906. Agents can only answer questions regarding your 1099-G form.
You received unemployment benefits in 2020 but didn’t receive a 1099-G form.
If you receive unemployment benefits in 2020 but did not find a 1099-G form on your account dashboard or through your preferred communication method, please call the 1099-G Information Line at (844) 500-4906. to notify the Department of this issue. Agents can only answer questions regarding your 1099-G form.
You received a 1099-G form, but you did not receive unemployment benefits in 2020.
If you received a tax form, but you did not receive unemployment benefits in 2020, your personal information may have been compromised. Please call the 1099-G Information Line at (844) 500-4906. to notify the Department of this issue. Agents can only answer questions regarding your 1099-G form.
What to do if you think someone has used your Social Security number to file for unemployment benefits.
The IRS has prepared action steps you can take if you think someone has used your Society Security number to file for benefits.
You believe you are the victim of identity theft.
Criminals are quick to take advantage of an opportunity to steal and increased unemployment benefits have provided that opportunity. If you received a 1099-G form, which leads you to believe you are the victim of identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service has provided resources to help you navigate this issue. You will find detailed information on what steps you should take by accessing the following links: