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Year-end tax information

Year-end tax information – IRS Form 1099-G

Unemployment benefits are taxable income under both federal and Minnesota laws.

  • IRS Form 1099-G has been mailed to everyone who was paid Minnesota unemployment benefits in 2018.
  • The form was mailed to the address listed on your account on December 31, 2018.
  • The form shows the total benefits paid and all federal and state income taxes withheld.

Accessing year-end tax information

To view and print your Form 1099-G from your online account:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. On My Home Page, select View and Maintain My Account (on the left navigation bar).
  3. Select My 1099-G's from the expanded list.
  4. Select the link of the year you want to view.

    NOTE: To view and print your 1099-G, you need an installed copy of Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

To hear 1099-G information by phone:

  1. Call the automated phone system:
    1. Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
    2. Greater Minnesota:1-877-898-9090
    3. TTY - for the hearing impaired: 1-866-814-1252
  2. Make your language choice: English, Spanish, Hmong, or Somali.

    (If you need another language, follow the steps on the Contact Customer Service page to speak to a representative and request an interpreter.)

  3. Enter your Social Security number.
  4. Enter your password and then press the # key.
  5. You may hear important messages about your account. After any messages, listen to your options and follow these steps:
    1. Press 2 for either Other Options or Other account information (what you will hear depends on your account status).
    2. Listen to your options and then:
      • Press 2 for Other account information
      • Press 3 for Information needed to file your income taxes.

Questions about taxes

  • Federal income tax related questions: contact the Internal Revenue Service at or 1-800-829-1040.
  • State income tax related questions: contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue at
    or 651-296-3781.
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