Recipients of Unemployment Benefits Required to Report Income to IRS
Claimants who received unemployment benefits during 2017 are required to report that income to the Internal Revenue Service. The amount of taxable unemployment benefits a claimant received during the year can be found on the IRS Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, which will be available to claimants electronically by January 31, 2018 through www.Jobs4TN.gov
Once available, claimants will be able to access the form through their dashboard.
- Log into Jobs4TN.gov. If you've never accessed your Jobs4TN account, you can recover your account by clicking "Forgot Username/Password." Further steps are available.
- Once successfully logged in, you will be redirected to "My Dashboard."
- From the left navigation menu under "Services for Individuals," hover over "Unemployment Services" and click "Form 1099-G Information."
Your benefits are taxable and reportable on your federal tax return or state tax return, if applicable. Benefits are reported based on the issue date of payment, not the week ending dates that were paid.