Labor and Economic Opportunity
Because unemployment benefits are taxable, any unemployment compensation received during the year must be reported on your federal tax return. If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, you will receive Form 1099-G Certain Government Payments .
The statements, called 1099-G or "Certain Government Payments," are prepared by UIA and report how much individuals received in unemployment benefits and income tax withheld last year.
You can choose to receive your 1099-G, electronically through MiWAM or by U.S. mail.
To receive your 1099-G electronically, you must request your delivery preference by January 9, 2021. Your statement will be available to view or download by mid-January. If you do not select electronic, you will automatically receive a paper copy by mail.
To receive your 1099-G online:
1 – Log into MiWAM
2 – Under Account Alerts, click “Please select a delivery preference for your 1099 Form
3 – Under Delivery Preference for Form 1099-G, click Electronic. Your email address will be displayed.
4 - Review and Submit. You will receive an email acknowledging your delivery preference.
To receive your copy by mail, follow the steps above and select paper as your delivery preference.