Unemployment insurance payments are taxable

Unemployment claimants to receive 1099-G tax form by end of month

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:15am

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Labor is assuring unemployment claimants will receive their Form 1099-G by the end of the month. 

    Unemployment insurance payments are taxable, the Department reminds. When someone files for unemployment, they have the option to choose to have taxes taken out at the time benefits are paid.

    By the end of January, everyone who received unemployment benefits during 2020 will be sent a 1099-G form by mail.

    The form will also be available electronically in their ReEmployME account, under Correspondences, as well as the “View and Print 1099” tab located on the ReEmployME Home page.

    If an individual’s mailing address has changed, the Department urges them to verify their mailing address in their unemployment account by January 24.

    You can check your mailing address by logging into their account at reemployme.maine.gov. Select the Benefits Maintenance Tab, Update Claimant Profile, and Contact Details to update an address.