RI Department of Labor and Training
 MEDIA ADVISORY
 

1099s available online for Unemployment Insurance Customers

January 23, 2013

The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that Unemployment Insurance customers may opt to download their 1099-G tax forms immediately from the Department of Labor and Training web site rather than wait to receive them in the mail. Because Unemployment Insurance benefits are taxable, anyone who received benefits between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 must declare these benefits on their 2012 tax return.

Those who choose to download and print their 1099s now may do so by visiting the department's home page at www.dlt.ri.gov and clicking on the 1099 feature.

The department will mail the form to any customer who has not downloaded it prior to January 31, 2013. It is important to note that those who choose to download the forms themselves will not be mailed copies of their forms. Therefore, customers who download after January 24 may also receive a hard copy in the mail.

For the 2012 calendar year, the department plans to issue approximately 68,000 1099 tax forms to Rhode Island Unemployment Insurance claimants.

Claimants with changes to their mailing address can easily update their address information online by visiting www.dlt.ri.gov/ui and clicking the "1099/Change Address" button.

 

ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov

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