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Tax info for unemployed now on-line

January 23, 2013
Unemployment insurance claimants who need the federal 1099-G tax information forms to complete their 2012 tax returns can download the forms directly from

The forms will also be mailed by Jan. 31 to the current addresses on file for nearly 80,000 Idaho workers who received unemployment insurance benefits in 2012.

The Idaho Department of Labor processed $298.8 million in state and federal unemployment benefits during 2012 - less than half the totals processed at the height of the recession in 2009 and 2010.

Telephone calls to the department have intensified since the year began and are creating significant delays with reaching a consultant or claims specialist. On Tuesday, the call volume was so heavy that it overloaded the department’s telephone circuits, making it difficult for anyone to get through.

Customers and claimants are asked to be patient in attempting to reach the department and to use the Labor website at, if possible, as an alternative to the telephone.
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