Get a 1099-G tax statement
Every January, we send form 1099-G (Statement for Recipients of Unemployment Compensation Payments) to people who were paid unemployment benefits during the prior calendar year. We mail the 1099-G to the address we have on record as of mid-January, when the forms are printed. The U.S. Postal Service will not forward the 1099-G unless they have a change of address on file.
Starting mid-January through April 30, you can also get your prior year tax information:
- Online: Sign in to your eServices account and choose the 1099s tab.
- By phone: Call 800-318-6022 and select option 5 after you enter your Social Security number and PIN. If you need help setting up or resetting your pin, you should speak to a claims center representative.
How to request a copy of your 1099-G
If you have not received a 1099-G by the end of January, you can go online to your eServices account and find it under the 1099s tab.
If you would like us to send you a paper copy, please wait until the end of January to contact us. You must send us a request by email, mail or fax.
All requests must include your:
- Social Security Number (SSN) or Customer Identification Number (CID)
- Current mailing address
- Date of birth
- Phone number, including area code
Please note that emails you send us may not be secure. Use your Customer Identification Number (CID) for emailed requests, and do not include your Social Security number.
Employment Security Department
Attn: UI Imaging/1099
PO Box 19019
Olympia, WA 98507-0019
Toll-Free Fax: 1-800-301-1796
We will send you a copy of the 1099-G by mail. You can also request that we email it to you. Please be sure to include your email address. Emailed copies will be sent to you by secure email. Instructions for accessing the form will be included in the email. If we need to contact you, we will use the phone number, address or email you provided.
Overpayments and adjustments
The IRS requires that we report all benefits paid to you in the calendar year. The amount on your 1099-G does not include any overpayments or adjustments to claims.
You must resolve any differences with the IRS using receipts or other records to support your tax return. If you repaid benefits or feel your 1099-G is inaccurate, you can email UI1099@ESD.wa.gov and request a document that states the amount of benefits you repaid. You should contact the IRS if you have questions about reporting repayments.
For tax filing information, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 or visit their website at irs.gov. It may be helpful to have copies of your previous year’s tax records available prior to contacting the IRS.
Note: If federal income tax was withheld from your unemployment benefits, the IRS does not require you to submit a copy of the 1099-G with your tax return.
If you file your tax return electronically, you will need to identify the agency that paid you the benefits:
Employment Security Department
State of Washington
PO Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
Federal I.D. 91-1762161
Note: Some commercial electronic filing programs may require an agency phone number. Use the 800-318-6022 number.