People who were paid unemployment benefits in 2023 can now view or download their 1099-G tax statements through their secure, online account accessible from the N.C. Division of Employment Security’s website. A paper copy will be mailed by January 31 to those who requested it, with an expected delivery date in early February.
The Division of Employment Security (DES) prepares an IRS Form 1099-G for each person who received unemployment benefits. The form reports the total amount in unemployment benefits a person received in the previous calendar year, plus any state or federal taxes that were withheld. This amount is based upon the actual payment dates and may include the total of benefits from more than one claim.
Individuals need the 1099-G form to complete their state and federal tax returns. Unemployment benefits are counted as part of a person’s income and must be reported on federal and state tax returns. DES generated nearly 84,000 forms this year.
To access the 1099-G form electronically:
- Log into your Claimant Account, accessible online at des.nc.gov.
- Click on "View My 1099G” in the menu on the lefthand side.
People who believe the information on their 1099-G form is incorrect can contact the DES Customer Call Center at 888-737-0259.
If you receive a 1099-G tax statement but did not file for unemployment benefits, you may be the victim of identity theft. If you suspect unemployment benefits fraud, you should report it using the online fraud reporting form or contact DES at 919-701-3543. DES must investigate and confirm fraud to correct the 1099-G.
For more information about the 1099-G tax form, visit: des.nc.gov/need-help/faqs/tax-information-and-1099-gs.