Form 1099G for Unemployment Compensation - Information and Resources April 2021 Tax News

This week, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released new information and resources to help individuals who received a Form 1099G for unemployment compensation. These payments must be reported on your state and federal tax returns but are not taxable for California state income tax purposes.

Are you a victim of fraud?

Individuals who receive a Form 1099G but did not file a claim for benefits and think that someone filed a claim using their name, address, or Social Security number are encouraged to notify the EDD through Ask EDD by selecting the Form 1099G category. Visit Help Fight Fraud to learn more about how to identify, report, and prevent identity theft.

Once fraud has been verified, the EDD will issue a corrected Form 1099G.


The new Form 1099G information center provides information about the Form 1099G and how to request a copy if needed. Other materials include:


A designated helpline is also available during regular business hours at 1-866-401-2849 for individuals who do not agree with the information on their Form 1099G or believe they have been the victim of fraud.

Read the full press release (PDF) for more details.