The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that Unemployment Insurance customers may choose to download their 1099 tax forms from the Department of Labor and Training web site rather than receive them in the mail.
Those who choose to download and print their 1099s now may do so by accessing the departmentís secure database by clicking here. Claimants may also access the database by visiting the departmentís home page at http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ and clicking on the 1099 tax forms feature.
Those who wish to have their 1099s mailed to them instead should receive their 1099s soon after the January 31 mailing date. It is important to note that those who choose to download the forms themselves will not be mailed copies of their forms.
This new self-service application, made possible through a collaboration with the Division of Information Technology, not only allows customers to access their 1099s sooner than by traditional mail, but also allows the state to save on mailing costs. Because Unemployment Insurance benefits are taxable, anyone who received benefits between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 must declare these benefits on their tax return. For the 2010 calendar year, the department plans to issue approximately 86,000 1099 tax forms to Rhode Island Unemployment Insurance claimants.
More information on Unemployment Insurance eligibility and requirements is available online at www.dlt.ri.gov/ui.