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What is a 1099-G?

Answer #25 -- ( Published 07/29/2005 11:08 AM | Updated 07/12/2017 10:41 AM )

What is a 1099-G?

Form 1099-G reports the amount of refunds, credits, or offsets from your state income tax we paid to you in a tax year. This amount may be taxable to you. We also provided the 1099-G information to the Internal Revenue Service.

We will provide you a 1099-G if

  • you deducted your state income taxes on your U.S. Form 1040, Schedule A, for a tax year and
  • your Illinois Income Tax payments for the tax year exceeded your actual tax liability (e.g., you received a refund, applied your overpayment to next year's estimated tax, or your overpayment was used to pay another tax liability).

If you meet these criteria, you will receive a 1099-G for the year in which the overpayment was refunded or applied. You may access your 1099-G on our website using our 1099-G Certain Government Payments Inquiry application. 

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