Illinois Identity Theft Fraud and 1099-G Forms

1099-G Tax Forms

IDES is in the process of finalizing the annual 1099-G form mailing to all individuals who received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in last year. The Department understands that employers often answer questions from current or former employees regarding various forms they receive from state and federal agencies. IDES wants to share information regarding the 1099-G form, along with materials employers may find useful.

  • IDES has established a 1099-G page on the Department’s website ( to provide answers to frequently asked questions, along with directional guidance should an individual feel they have received a 1099-G in error.
  • IDES has created infographic and explanatory sheets for your use.
  • IDES has dedicated resources to handling 1099-G calls and investigating reports of fraud.

Employer Reported Identity Theft Fraud

IDES has developed a new reporting form for employers to report instances of identity theft which resulted in fraudulent claims being filed under the names of one or more of their employees. Please refer to this guide to securely submitting an identity theft report at Additional guidance to protect employees against identity theft fraud is available on IDES’s employer fraud webpage


IDES requests that all employer ID theft fraud claims now be submitted using the MyTax form and not through any individual IDES email accounts or telephone calls.


Phishing Schemes

Fraudsters are renewing their attacks posing as IDES representatives attempting to steal personal information via email, text and social media messages.  Please remain alert and vigilant to identify fraudulent communications.  IDES will never contact individuals via text message.  For further reference, see the Fraud & Phishing Alert and Phishing Schemes Press Release.

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