Get a 1099-G tax statement

Every January we begin sending Form 1099-G (Statement for Recipients of Unemployment Compensation Payments) to people paid unemployment-insurance benefits during the prior calendar year. Starting the middle of January through April 30 each year you can also get your prior year tax information:

  • Online access: 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 your PIN.

If you were issued more than one 1099-G, you will get a total amount that includes all 1099-Gs.

We will mail the 1099-G to the claimant’s mailing address on record as of mid-January when the forms are printed. The U.S. Postal Service will not forward the 1099-G unless the claimant has filed a change of address with them.

Ask for a 1099 copy

If you have not received a 1099-G by the end of January, it’s easy to find in eServices under the 1099s tab.

If you’d like us to send you a paper copy, please wait until the end of January to request it. You must submit a request in writing following one of these procedures::

Mail or fax:

A written request must include your:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or Customer Identification Number (ID),
  • Current mailing address,
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number, including area code, and
  • Signature.

Mail to:
Employment Security Department
Attn: UI Imaging/1099
PO Box 19019
Olympia, WA 98507-0019

Toll-Free Fax: 1-800-301-1796


Please note that emails you send us may not be secure. You should not include your Social Security number.  We will mail you the duplicate copy unless you ask us to email it to you.  Please be sure to include your email address.  Emailed copies will be sent back to you by secure email and the instructions on how to access the message will be included in the email. Please provide your:

  • Full name including middle initial
  • Customer Identification Number (ID), (What is this? See the FAQ)
  • Date of birth,
  • Highest level of education completed,
  • Phone number, including area code, and
  • Current address

We should be able to locate your claim information without using your Social Security number. If we need to contact you, we will use the phone number, address or email you provide.

Email to:


NOTETo access your 1099-G information by phone you will need a personal identification number (PIN). If you need help establishing or resetting your PIN, call the claims center.

For tax filing information, please contact your local IRS office. You can also call the IRS toll-free at 800-829-1040. Prior to calling the IRS, it may be helpful if you have copies of your previous year's tax records.

The amount on the 1099-G form 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 have questions about how to report the adjustments to IRS, call your local IRS office.

The IRS toll-free number for general tax questions is 800-829-1040. Other IRS toll-free numbers can be found in local telephone directories, or you can visit the IRS Web site.


Filing taxes

Note: If you had federal income tax 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 which 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. You can use the 800-318-6022 number.