Unemployment Fraudulent Tax Form Information
Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has advised that victims of unemployment fraud may receive, in error, a 1099-G due to the record high volume of claims. If you have been a victim of unemployment fraud activity and have received a 1099-G form, please read and retain the attached KDOL January 28, 2021 that provides instructions on how to report and manage fraudulent claims of unemployment compensation.
The release states:
“Every effort has been made to prevent 1099-G notices from being sent to identity theft victims. However, due to the record high volume of unemployment claims, it is possible that some identity theft victims may receive a notice. Claimants who establish they are identity theft victims are not liable to pay taxes on income they did not receive from fraudulent unemployment claims. If a claimant has been the victim of identity theft and receives a Form 1099-G for unemployment benefits, please contact KDOL at 785-291-6059.” Please note the call center referenced will be active beginning February 1.
Due to the individual and confidential nature of identity theft, WSU-HR is not able to intervene on a victim’s behalf. Victims must work directly with KDOL to resolve this matter.Letter from KDOL can be found here: https://www.dol.ks.gov/docs/default-source/home-page-news/2021/kdol-announces-ui-tax-related-call-center-1099-mailing.pdf
Additional information from KDOL on February 1, 2021:
The Kansas Department of Labor recently mailed IRS Form 1099-Gs to people who received unemployment benefits in 2020. Every effort has been made to prevent IRS Form 1099-G notices from being sent to identity theft victims. However, due to the record high volume of unemployment claims, it is possible that some identity theft victims may receive a notice.
If a claimant wishes to dispute her or his IRS Form 1099-G or has erroneously received one due to fraud, the person should do so using the KDOL Self Service Portal, which can be accessed here. The portal can also be reached by visiting: www.UIAssistance.GetKansasBenefits.gov.
If payments made due to identity theft are mistakenly reported on the IRS Form 1099-G in the name of an identity theft victim, KDOL will issue a corrected IRS Form 1099-G reporting $0 to the identity theft victim and file a corrected form with the IRS.
Additionally, there is a designated phone line where claimants can call for more information concerning their IRS Form 1099-G. That number is 785-575-1461 or toll-free at 888-499-0063. The number will be staffed during regular and extended business hours from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. CST to 8 p.m. CST, and on Saturday from 8 a.m. CST to 2 p.m. CST.