What is a Form 1099-G?

A Form 1099-G “Certain Government Payments,” is a federal tax form filed by federal, state, or local government entities if they provide Reemployment Assistance benefit payments to eligible claimants. This form is also provided to claimants to show the total amount of unemployment compensation paid to the claimant during the calendar year 2023. In addition to the total benefit payments issued during calendar year 2023, the amount reported on the 1099-G Form includes refunds, credits, or offsets of state or local income tax a claimant received, as well as any Federal income tax requested to be withheld from the claimant’s Reemployment Assistance benefits.

Why Did I Receive a Form 1099-G? 

FloridaCommerce issues Form 1099-Gs in January for the purposes of filing your taxes. If you received Reemployment Assistance benefits in calendar year 2023, you will receive a Form 1099-G. The 1099-G will detail the amount of benefits paid to you during a specific year as well as any amounts withheld and paid to the IRS. Form 1099-Gs are are made available by January 31st for the prior tax year.

How Do I Access My Form 1099-G?

An electronic copy of your 1099-G will be available through your Reemployment Assistance account. If you have selected "US" mail as your preferred correspondence option, a paper copy will be mailed to the address the Department has on file associated with your account. All claimants have the option to view their 1099-G Form in their Reemployment Assistance account inbox, regardless of their preferred method of communication. 

Use the guide below for assistance accessing your 1099-G.


Form 1099-G Frequently Asked Questions

Are Reemployment Assistance benefits taxed? 
Reemployment Assistance benefits are taxable income. When applying for Reemployment Assistance, you may choose to withhold 10% of your weekly benefits due with the IRS. This option can also be updated in your Reemployment Assistance account under the "View and Maintain Account Information" section by selecting "Payment Method and Tax Withholding Options.”

What if I do not agree with the payments listed or I would like to change the amounts provided on my 1099-G?
If you received a Form 1099-G and you believe it may be incorrect and/or you would like to amend the 1099-G you received, please visit the Reemployment Assistance Help Center, locate “Tax Documents,” and select the option that best describes your request.

Why did I get a 1099-G Form for a year that I did not request benefits?
Claimants may receive a Form 1099-G when their last weeks of benefits were paid at the beginning of the year. For example, if you received a benefit payment after January 1, 2022, you may receive a 1099-G Form. Other times, the Department may complete a pending adjudication issue that provides Reemployment Assistance benefit payments at a later date. Reviewing your “Payment History” in your Reemployment Assistance account is the easiest way to view the reason why a Form 1099-G was issued. 

What if received a 1099-G Form and I did not file a claim for Reemployment Assistance?
If you received a 1099-G Form and did not file a claim for Reemployment Assistance, please visit the Reemployment Assistance Help Center, locate the option to “Report ID THEFT / FRAUD,” and an official report will be submitted to the Department. For more information about Reemployment Assistance fraud, please review Florida’s Identity Theft Victim Kit prepared by the Department.

I am having difficulty opening my 1099-G Form. What do I do?
If you are having difficulties accessing your 1099-G Form from your Reemployment Assistance account, please use the following troubleshooting options:

  • Verify Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer and is up-to-date.
  • Disable any pop-up blockers or firewalls in your browser. The 1099-G Form will open in an additional window in your computer browser.
  • Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the screen when the PDF document opens. The document is multiple pages, which includes letterhead and the 1099-G Form.

Form 49-T

A form 49-T is a courtesy form providing claimants with a receipt of repayment that provides the amount paid to a Reemployment Assistance overpayment in a specific tax year. A 49-T form is not provided for the 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 tax years. Any repayments to the Department through check or credit card can be used for your record keeping.

You can log into Reconnect and click on “My 1099G/49T” to view and print the forms. For additional questions, please review our 1099-G frequently asked questions.

Tax Withholding 

Reemployment Assistance benefits are taxable income. You can elect to withhold 10% of your weekly benefit amount to cover your taxes due to the IRS. This can be handled after logging into your claim under “View and Maintain Account Information” and selecting “Payment Method and Tax Withholding Options.”

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