Staring this tax year, the New York State Department of Labor is no longer mailing 1099Gs to their unemployment beneficiaries. Those that receive unemployment may still receive a mailed 1099, however they must be requested by calling the dept. of labor directly at 888-209-8124 and following the automated instructions (you do not need to speak to a representative).
Since all NY recipients are required to have an ny.gov account, downloading or printing a copy of your 1099G is easy:
Please note that Tax form 1099G will no longer be mailed yearly to you. You are able to view and print your 1099G for calendar year 2015 (and prior) by Log in with your NY.GOV ID, then click on Unemployment Services and View/Print your 1099G.
It is very important to include your unemployment benefits on your tax return. Failure to do so may result in an underpayment of tax liability, penalties and/or interest charged to the tax payer. Do not assume that because NY State did not mail 1099s as in years past, that you do not have a 1099 for this tax year. If you are unsure, call the number above, log into your account or contact an R&G Brenner tax professional for assistance.