People paid unemployment benefits in 2022 can now view or download their 1099-G tax statements through their secure, online account accessible from the N.C. Division of Employment Security’s website. Paper copies were mailed by January 31 to those who requested that method to receive their tax statement, with mail delivery of those documents expected in early February.
The Division of Employment Security (DES) prepares an IRS Form 1099-G for each person who received unemployment benefits. The form reports the total amount in unemployment benefits a person received in the previous calendar year, plus any state or federal taxes that were withheld. This amount is based on the actual payment dates and may include total benefits from more than one unemployment insurance claim.
Individuals need the 1099-G form to complete state and federal tax returns. Unemployment benefits are counted as part of a claimant’s income and must be reported on federal and state tax returns. DES generated about 95,000 forms this year.
To access a 1099-G form electronically:
- Log into your Claimant Account, accessible online at des.nc.gov.
- Click on "View My 1099G” in the menu on the left side.
People who believe the information on their 1099-G form is incorrect can contact the DES Customer Call Center at (888) 737-0259.
If someone receives a 1099-G tax statement but did not file for unemployment benefits, the person may be the victim of identity theft. People who suspect unemployment benefits fraud should report it using the online fraud reporting form or contact DES at (984) 465-9224. DES must investigate and confirm fraud to correct the 1099-G.
For more information about the 1099-G tax form, visit DES’s Tax Information and 1099-Gs webpage at: des.nc.gov/need-help/faqs/tax-information-and-1099-gs.