1099G tax form available electronically speeds tax preparation,
saves money, is environmentally friendly
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[December 15, 2012]
CHICAGO -- Individuals who
collected unemployment insurance in 2012 can take control of their
tax preparation and request the 1099G form electronically, according
to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Accessing the form electronically speeds tax preparation, reduces cost for the
IDES and provides better customer service.
Requests to be notified when the
form is available electronically can be made at the IDES website. Once there,
view Tax Information/1099G Form on the left side of the landing page, next to
the Payments section. Individuals who have not established a username and
password to manage their account will first be prompted to do so.
Accessing the form electronically speeds the tax preparation process because
individuals can obtain the form at their convenience and not wait for it to be
mailed. Should the form be misplaced, individuals can access the document again
without contacting the IDES.
The 1099G is needed to complete state and federal tax returns. The form is
available for the last seven years.
The IDES is increasingly using email to communicate information to workers
and businesses. Its email-blast list includes more than 850,000 addresses
provided to the department. The effort builds off previous successful email
blasts, such as those that informed veterans of job fairs.
The IDES will not use email or other electronic communication to seek
personal or banking information. IDES emails include links to IDES content, and
that content is clearly labeled. If an individual receives an email that claims
to be from IDES, seeks sensitive information and encourages a reply, it should
be viewed suspiciously.
The emails will not replace official correspondence between IDES, employers
and workers at this time.
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The IDES is charged with putting people to work. There are more than
120,000 job openings at
the revamped IDES employment website that links job seekers with
ready-to-hire employers. This no-cost, online career resource allows
individuals to create multiple resumes that emphasize different
talents and allows businesses to search for specific skills. The
keyword-matching technology increases the likelihood of a successful
new hire. Illinois JobLink emphasizes Illinois jobs, scrapes other
commercial job boards and compares favorably with private efforts
that cost hundreds of dollars for a single advertisement.
For more information on the department's no-cost human resources
recruitment services, business leaders should call 877-342-7533.
Department of Employment Security
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