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FAQs – Form 1099G

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The Form 1099G reports the total reportable compensation issued to you from the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) for a calendar year. Total reportable compensation includes:

Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits – shown as UI.

Disability Insurance (DI) benefits received as a substitute for UI benefits – shown as DI.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits – shown as DUA.

Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits – shown as PFL.

Your benefits are taxable and reportable on your federal return only, but you do not need to attach a copy of the Form 1099G to your federal income tax return.

Benefits are reported based on the issue date of the payment, not the week ending date(s) that was paid.

This information is reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you are required to file a federal tax return, you should report the amount in Box 1 of Table A and/or Table B of the Form 1099G as income and the amount listed in Box 4 of Table A as Federal income taxes withheld.

Sample Form 1099G

The EDD mails the Form 1099G during the last week of January. You should receive the forms no later than January 31. If you move, be sure we receive your new address by December 15. If you moved and did not report your new address by December 15, your form 1099G will be returned to our office. After January 31, you may contact an EDD representative at 1-866-401-2849 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 noon, M-F (PST) to request a duplicate Form 1099G.

You can request a copy of your Form 1099G by calling the EDD’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-866-401-2849 and following the instructions. The IVR system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you within five business days.

Due to confidentiality requirements, the Form 1099G information can only be provided via mail or telephone.

Call the EDD’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-866-401-2849 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 noon, M-F (PST) to speak with an EDD representative. We can provide the information over the telephone for the last two years. However, we can only provide information to the verified recipient of the benefits. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you within five business days. A request for copies of Form 1099Gs beyond the past three years will require additional processing time. Please note that a request for copies of Form 1099Gs beyond the past four years may not be available.

The Form 1099G is mailed during the last week of January to all claimants who received reportable compensation during the previous calendar year. The Post Office will return a Form 1099G as undeliverable if you have moved and not reported your new address to the EDD and your local post office. If you would like a copy of your Form 1099G, please contact the EDD’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-866-401-2849 and follow the instructions. The IVR system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you within five business days.

Call the EDD’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-866-401-2849 and follow the instructions. The IVR system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you within five business days. Be sure to provide your new address, including the county if out of state.

Contact an EDD representative at 1-866-401-2849 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 noon, M-F (PST). If your question cannot be resolved at the time of the telephone contact, your question will be researched and a response mailed to you. You should receive the written reply within 15 business days. Make sure that you provide your current address and telephone number to the EDD representative.

Yes, you may inquire about your Form 1099G by faxing your signed request to 916-464-2575. However, due to confidentiality, the information cannot be faxed back to you. It will only be returned to you by U.S. mail. A copy of your Form 1099G will be mailed to you within five business days.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, DI benefits that are considered a substitute for UI are taxable.

If you do not work because of a disability and receive DI benefits, those benefits are not reportable for tax purposes. However, if you are receiving unemployment benefits, become ill or injured, and begin receiving DI benefits; those benefits are considered a substitute for UI and are reportable for tax purposes up to your UI maximum benefit amount. Federal Tax Regulation Section 1.85-1 states that DI benefits are considered to be in the nature of UI benefits when paid to an unemployed taxpayer who is ineligible for UI benefits solely because of the disability.

According to the IRS, PFL benefits are considered a type of unemployment compensation and are reportable for tax purposes. Your PFL benefits are taxable and reportable on your federal return only. If you have questions regarding PFL, please call 1-877-238-4373, or visit State Disability Insurance.

General information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the EDD’s IVR system. By calling 1-866-401-2849 and following the instructions, you may request the following:

  • Form 1099G for 2015 tax year.
  • A listing of benefit payments issued in the calendar year.

You may also fax or mail questions to:

Fax:
916-464-2575

Mail:
Unemployment Insurance
Integrity and Accounting Division, MIC 16A
PO Box 2408
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-2408