IRS Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, is a legal document completed by federal, state, and local government units (payers) and sent to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state tax department, and taxpayers (recipients) if the following payments were made:
This document, also known as the Unemployment Tax Form, was released by the IRS. This version of the form was issued in 2019 and should be used to file taxes in 2020 (for the previous year).
A fillable 1099-G Form is available for download below.
It includes several pages, and each of them serves its own purpose: Copy A is a sample and cannot be filed with the IRS, Copy 1 is sent to the state tax department if it is required that the government unit submits a paper copy of the form, Copy B is mailed to the recipient of the refund or payment for their records, Copy 2 is submitted with the recipient's income tax return, Copy C is retained by the government unit.