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K-State Today

February 3, 2021

Regarding potentially fraudulent unemployment claims and receipt of IRS Form 1099-G

Submitted by David H. Brown

The Kansas Department of Labor recently mailed IRS Form 1099-Gs to people who received unemployment benefits in 2020. Every effort has been made to prevent IRS Form 1099-G notices from being sent to identity theft victims.

However, due to the record high volume of unemployment claims, it is possible that some identity theft victims may receive a notice.

If a claimant wishes to dispute her or his IRS Form 1099-G or has erroneously received one due to fraud, the person should do so using the KDOL Self Service Portal. The portal can also be reached by visiting uiassistance.getkansasbenefits.gov/.

If payments made due to identity theft are mistakenly reported on the IRS Form 1099-G in the name of an identity theft victim, KDOL will issue a corrected IRS Form 1099-G reporting $0 to the identity theft victim and file a corrected form with the IRS.

Additionally, there is a designated phone line where claimants can call for more information concerning their IRS Form 1099-G. That number is 785-575-1461 or toll-free at 888-499-0063. The number will be staffed during regular and extended business hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST Saturday.

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