Date:January 26, 2011
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Form 1099-G Info for Unemployment Customers Now Available Online

BATON ROUGE – Individuals who received unemployment insurance benefits in 2010 can review and print their Form 1099-G information online through the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website,

From the LWC home page, those wanting to print their 1099-G information should select “Unemployment Insurance” from the upper right navigation, then “Links for Claimants.” Users will need an active Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the information. PIN set-up can be done online as well. Go to login page now.

In 2010, an estimated 185,016 individuals received more than $884.7 million in unemployment benefits through the LWC, including both regular, state-funded benefits and federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits.

All unemployment insurance benefits are considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. A special federal tax exemption in place in 2009 was not extended, making all unemployment insurance benefit payments received in 2010 taxable.

The LWC is also mailing the 1099-G forms to customers this month in accordance with federal tax guidelines.

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