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.
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
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
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.
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