Answer: If you received Unemployment Insurance, also called UI or Unemployment Benefits, the issuing state will issue your a tax form call 1099-G. On the 1099-G form, you will see your total state unemployment insurance benefit for the entire year, plus federal and state tax withholding, if any.
- The total federal tax withholding will appear in Box 4 of your 1099-G
- The total state tax withholding will appear in Box 11 of your 1099-G
You then use the 1099-G, along with your other income source such as your W-2 form, 1099-INT, 1099-MISC, 1099-K, to file your personal income tax.
If your only source of income was Unemployment Insurance, then you only need to report unemployment insurance income on your personal tax return.