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Form 1099-G

Did you receive Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) benefits in 2021?

The Department of Labor (DOL) mailed you federal Form 1099-G with:

  • the amount of the EWF benefits you received in Box 6, and
  • the amount of New York State withholding in Box 11.

You must report EWF benefits when you file your federal and state income tax returns.

If you are e-filing your return, your software should prompt you to enter all the information from your Form 1099-G, including Box 6. If it does not, contact your software company for assistance.

If you are filing a paper return, report the amount in Box 6 as other income on:

  • line 8Z of Schedule 1 of the federal Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, and
  • line 16 of New York State Form IT-201, Resident Income Tax Return.

Visit DOL at 1099-G Tax Information for Excluded Workers Fund to learn more about the Form 1099-G for EWF they sent you.

Unemployment insurance (UI) recipients: Visit Department of Labor for your unemployment Form 1099-G.

The Tax Department issues New York State Form 1099-G. This form does not include unemployment compensation.

If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, including any income taxes withheld, visit the New York State Department of Labor's website for Form 1099-G.

  1. Visit the Department of Labor's website.
  2. Log in to your NY.Gov ID account.
  3. Select Unemployment Services and View/Print 1099-G.

Federal Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, is filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by New York State for each recipient of a New York State income tax refund of $10 or more. If you received a refund in a particular year, you may need federal Form 1099-G information when filing your subsequent year’s federal tax return. This information is available to you on New York State Form 1099-G, Statement for Recipients of State Income Tax Refunds, which you can view and print directly from our website (select GET FORM 1099-G below). We do not mail Form 1099-G information.

Your New York State Form 1099-G statement amount

Your New York State Form 1099-G statement reflects the amount of state and local taxes you overpaid through withholding or estimated tax payments. For most people, the amount shown on their 2021 New York State Form 1099-G statement is the same as the 2020 New York State income tax refund they actually received.

If you do not have a New York State Form 1099-G statement, even though you received a refund, or your New York State Form 1099-G statement amount is different from your refund amount, see More information about 1099-G.

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Before you begin, you will need your New York State income tax return (Form IT-201, IT-201-X, IT-203, or IT-203-X) filed for a prior tax year, from 2016 to 2020. You must enter the total payments amount from the return you use for verification.

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If you had an overpayment, credit, or offset of New York State income tax or the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax, you may need to report it on your federal income tax return in the following year. To find out if you need to report this information as income on a 2021 federal income tax return, see the instructions for that return, or contact the IRS or a tax preparer.

Note: A New York State Form 1099-G statement issued by the Tax Department does not include unemployment compensation. If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, including any income taxes withheld, visit the New York State Department of Labor website, log in to your NY.Gov ID account, and select Unemployment Services and View/Print 1099-G.

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