TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments

The 1099-G is issued if you received certain payments from federal, state, or local governments. Form 1099-G covers two types of government payments:

  • Unemployment compensation or paid family leave (PFL), or
  • Other Types of 1099-G income, including
    • State and local tax refunds
    • Business or farm tax refunds
    • Market gain on Commodity Credit Corporation loans
    • Taxable grants
    • Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA/RTAA) payments

There are separate areas to enter each type of payment in TurboTax, choose the section below for entering your payment type.

Entering Form 1099-G for unemployment or family leave.

In TurboTax, jump to the entry screens for unemployment compensation or family leave on a 1099-G:

  1. Enter 1099-g, unemployment compensation in the TurboTax search box (with or without the dash), and press the Enter key.
  2. You'll jump to the Unemployment (and Paid Family Leave) screen, select Yes and click the Continue button.
  3. On the following screens, answer the questions and fill in the data from your 1099-G.

If your 1099-G is for something other than unemployment or family leave, see the next section to enter other types of 1099-G income in TurboTax.

Entering Form 1099-G for other government payments

In TurboTax, jump to the entry screens for other government payments on a 1099-G:

  1. Enter 1099-g in the TurboTax search box (with the dash), and press the Enter key.
    (You can also select either 1099-g, state and local refunds or 1099-g, government payments from the search list.)
  2. You'll jump to the Do you have any other types of income? screen, click Yes.
  3. On the State and Local Tax Refunds and Other Government Payments screen,
    check the box for your government payment type, then click Continue.
  4. Answer the interview questions in the following screens.

What if I receive Multiple or Corrected Form 1099-Gs?

Generally, you should only receive one form 1099-G from each payer. If you receive a second 1099-G from the same payer, take a careful look at both forms and identify the one that has the Corrected box checked in the upper part of the form.

When two forms are from the same payer, only enter information from the form with the Corrected box checked in TurboTax, and ignore the other form. The corrected box means that form contains new or updated information and replaces the previous form.

If neither form has the Corrected box checked, take a careful look at the Payer information (including Account Number) for both forms to see if they match. If they are a perfect match, or if you are uncertain, contact the payer for an explanation before completing your return.