Instructions for Recipient
Recipient's taxpayer identification number (TIN). For your protection, this
form may show only the last four digits of your TIN (social security number
(SSN), individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), adoption taxpayer
identification number (ATIN), or employer identification number (EIN)). However,
the issuer has reported your complete TIN to the IRS.
Account number. May show an account or other unique number the payer has
assigned to distinguish your account.
Box 1. Shows the total unemployment compensation paid to you this year.
Combine the box 1 amounts from all Forms 1099-G and report the total as
income on the unemployment compensation line of your tax return. Except as
explained below, this is your taxable amount. If you are married filing jointly,
each spouse must figure his or her taxable amount separately. If you expect to
receive these benefits in the future, you can ask the payer to withhold federal
income tax from each payment. Or, you can make estimated tax payments. For
details, see Form 1040-ES. If you made contributions to a governmental
unemployment compensation program or to a governmental paid family leave
program and received a payment from that program, the payer must issue a
separate Form 1099-G to report this amount to you. If you itemize deductions,
you may deduct your contributions on Schedule A (Form 1040) as taxes paid. If
you do not itemize, you only need to include in income the amount that is in
excess of your contributions.
Box 2. Shows refunds, credits, or offsets of state or local income tax you
received. It may be taxable to you if you deducted the state or local income tax
paid on Schedule A (Form 1040). Even if you did not receive the amount shown,
for example, because: (a) it was credited to your state or local estimated tax, (b)
it was offset against federal or state debts, (c) it was offset against other offsets,
or (d) you made a charitable contribution from your refund, it is still taxable if it
was deducted. If you received interest on this amount, you may receive Form
1099-INT for the interest. However, the payer may include interest of less than
$600 in the blank box next to box 9 on Form 1099-G. Regardless of whether the
interest is reported to you, report it as interest income on your tax return. See
your tax return instructions.
Box 3. Identifies the tax year for which the box 2 refunds, credits, or offsets
shown were made. If there is no entry in this box, the refund is for 2017 taxes.
Box 4. Shows backup withholding or withholding you requested on
unemployment compensation, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) loans, or
certain crop disaster payments. Generally, a payer must backup withhold on
certain payments if you did not give your taxpayer identification number to the
payer. See Form W-9 for information on backup withholding. Include this
amount on your income tax return as tax withheld.
Box 5. Shows reemployment trade adjustment assistance (RTAA) payments you
received. Include on Form 1040 on the “Other income” line. See the Form 1040
Box 6. Shows taxable grants you received from a federal, state, or local
Box 7. Shows your taxable Department of Agriculture payments. If the payer
shown is anyone other than the Department of Agriculture, it means the payer
has received a payment, as a nominee, that is taxable to you. This may
represent the entire agricultural subsidy payment received on your behalf by the
nominee, or it may be your pro rata share of the original payment. See Pub. 225
and the Instructions for Schedule F (Form 1040) for information about where to
report this income. Partnerships, see Form 8825 for how to report.
Box 8. If this box is checked, the amount in box 2 is attributable to an income
tax that applies exclusively to income from a trade or business and is not a tax
of general application. If taxable, report the amount in box 2 on Schedule C or F
(Form 1040), as appropriate.
Box 9. Shows market gain on CCC loans whether repaid using cash or CCC
certificates. See the Instructions for Schedule F (Form 1040).
Boxes 10a–11. State income tax withheld reporting boxes.
Future developments. For the latest information about developments related to
Form 1099-G and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were
published, go to www.irs.gov/Form1099G.