Line by Line Instructions for Form 1099-G

Updated on October 16, 2023 - 10:30am by Admin, TaxBandits

Form 1099-G is a member of the 1099 Series of forms that are used to report a variety of non-payroll payments to the IRS. Form 1099-G is used for reporting certain government payments
to the IRS.

In this Article, we’ll walk through all the following details about Form 1099-G.

1. What Is Form 1099-G?

Form 1099-G refers to certain government payments. Certain federal, state, and local payments that are made to taxpayers must be reported to the IRS using Form 1099-G. Government entities must also distribute copies to these taxpayers, as they need this information for their own personal income tax returns.

2. What are the Line by Line instructions to complete your
Form 1099-G?

Before diving into the specifics of Form 1099-G, you will need to enter the basic information for your government agency and the basic information for the recipient (name, address, and TIN).

  • In Box 1, enter the unemployment compensation payments of $10 or greater.
  • In Box 2, enter the State or Local Income Tax Refunds, Credits, or Offsets
    of $10 or more.
  • In Box 3, enter the tax year that the payment was made in, unless this was made during the current tax year. For example, if the payment was made in a tax year prior to 2022, enter the year using all 4 digits.
  • In Box 4, enter any federal income withholding, for example backup withholding.
  • In Box 5, report any payments of $600 or more made under the Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
  • In Box 6, enter the amount of any taxable grants.
  • In Box 7, enter the amount of agricultural payments made.
  • If the amount in Box 2 is a refund, credit, or offset of $10 or more that applies to income from a trade or business, check Box 8.
  • In Box 9, enter any market gain associated with the Community Commodity Corporation Loan.
  • In Box 10a, 10b, and 11, enter the state information. This includes the state abbreviation, state ID number, and any state income tax withheld.

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4. How to file Form 1099- G With TaxBandits?

With TaxBandits, e-filing Form 1099-G is simple and accurate, just follow the steps below
to get started:

  • Create an account with TaxBandits.
  • Select or add the business you are filing for.
  • Enter the required Form 1099-G details.
  • Review and transmit Form 1099-G to the IRS.

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