1099G Fraud Update
Because the 1099 forms are automatically generated for all claimants receiving unemployment compensation payments, the receipt of a 1099 form by a person who didn’t file for unemployment may indicate a case of identity fraud.
If you received a 1099 tax form in the mail and did not file for unemployment, please report suspected fraud immediately. Our team will correct your income with the IRS and prevent any issues with your taxes. Please do not wait for a revised 1099 to file your taxes.
Per the IRS, you can move forward with filing your taxes, reporting only your actual income and not fraudulent income reported in your name. In addition, you do not need to complete the additional form normally required by the IRS for reporting identity theft.