Scammers filed fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation using stolen personal information, according to a Minnesota Department of Revenue news release.
You may get an incorrect Form 1099-G from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for unemployment benefits you did not receive.
What should I do if I get an incorrect 1099-G?
- Contact Minnesota Unemployment to report possible unemployment insurance fraud.
- Request a revised 1099-G showing you did not receive unemployment benefits.
- Keep the revised 1099-G for your records.
If you cannot get a corrected 1099-G before filing your tax return, you should only report the income you received, according to the release.
What if I get a legitimate 1099-G?
File as you normally would. Unemployment compensation is taxable income and should be included in household income.
A legitimate 1099-G should include any of these:
- Minnesota Unemployment Insurance benefits;
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation ($600 a week);
- Lost Wages Assistance Program payments ($300 a week).
For more information on unemployment fraud and identity theft, visit www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/fraud/ui-fraud.jsp.