I received a 1099-G Tax Document in the mail today. Is there a way to determine why I got this and what it is related to?

  • Brian - What state are you in? An "<insert state> DOR 100-G" search gets explicit information on how/why states administer the form. – gef05 Jan 5 '11 at 23:46
  • I live in Massachusetts. – Brian David Berman Jan 6 '11 at 16:19

You got a refund last year right? I believe your 1099-G is probably the income from that. The G is government income.

  • I got a refund, yes. Should it be equal to the refund or a percentage? Still confused. – Brian David Berman Jan 5 '11 at 2:56
  • The form's instructions should explain what's in the boxes. If it still isn't clear, I've found calling the IRS to be very helpful. – mbhunter Jan 5 '11 at 4:52
  • It is the total dollar amount you were refunded. It has to be included in your gross income this year (since it wasn't included last year). There is a spot on your taxes for this number. – Michael Pryor Jan 5 '11 at 20:34

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