All individuals who received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2020 will receive the 1099-G tax form. If you collected unemployment insurance last year, you will need the 1099-G form from IDES to complete your federal and state tax returns. The 1099-G form is available as of January 2021.
These instructions apply for claimants across all programs (e.g. Regular UI and PUA).
With questions about tax filing, please visit the IRS.
Tax fraud can result in criminal penalties. Some of the criminal activities in violations of federal tax law include deliberately underreporting or omitting income or hiding or transferring assets or income. See https://www.irs.gov/compliance/criminal-investigation/types-of-fraudulent-activities-general-fraud. Federal criminal penalties can include fines and imprisonment. See 26 U.S.C. §7201, §7206, and §7207. Under Illinois law, intent to defraud for tax purposes may be inferred from conduct such as concealment of assets or covering up sources of income, or any other conduct, the likely effect of which would be to mislead or conceal. See 86 Illinois Admin Code 700.330(c). State law provides penalties for tax fraud. 35 ILCS 735/3-6