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ASK THE CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT TAX AND PAYROLL TAX ATTORNEY – DID YOU RECEIVE A BOGUS 1099G FOR BENEFITS YOU NEVER RECEIVED? – HERE’S WHAT TO DO
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ASK THE CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT TAX AND PAYROLL TAX ATTORNEY – DID YOU RECEIVE A BOGUS 1099G FOR BENEFITS YOU NEVER RECEIVED? – HERE’S WHAT TO DO

By Robert S. Schriebman

2021

Introduction

These are not the best of times for many people. Unemployment throughout California is rampant. While unemployment insurance benefits are a blessing to those receiving them, there are crooks who are also receiving bogus benefits and maybe using your identity to do so. IRS Form 1099G is issued to those receiving legitimate benefits. Unemployment Insurance benefits are not taxable for California state income tax purposes.

Here is the problem. Some people are receiving 1099Gs when they have not received any benefits at all or received an amount less than what is shown on the Form. Crooks have stolen their identity and have filed false benefit claims. If you received a 1099G but did not file a claim for benefits and you believe that some crook out there has stolen your identity, i.e., your name, address, and Social Security number, there is something you can do about it.

Notify the EDD

The EDD has provided a contact through its website known as "Ask EDD." Contact them to report the fraud. You can also call an EDD helpline at 1-866-401-2849. The EDD will issue you a corrected 1099G that you can attach to your income tax return to report the actual benefits that you did or did not receive.

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Robert Schriebman has a successful practice in the Rolling Hills Estates area of Los Angeles County serving clients throughout California and the United States. He has successfully dedicated more than 50 years to helping individual taxpayers, business owners, CPAs, Enrolled Agents, and tax attorneys navigate the complicated tax systems of the federal and state governments. Mr. Schriebman is in private practice. He is not affiliated in any way with the EDD and he is not employed by the EDD or any other agency of the State of California.

Robert Schriebman has written the only 2 books ever published dealing with how California Employment Development Department (EDD) operates. See "California Tax Collection Practice and Procedures" and "California Taxation Practice and Procedure," both published by Commerce Clearing House.

Robert Schriebman has written over 20 books including the major manual used nationally by practitioners and the IRS, "IRS Tax Collection Procedures – A Manual for Practitioners" published by Commerce Clearing House.

Robert Schriebman has written over 20 books including the major manual used nationally by practitioners and the IRS, "IRS Tax Collection Procedures – A Manual for Practitioners" published by Commerce Clearing House in addition to the only 2 books ever published dealing with how California Employment Development Department (EDD) operates. See "California Tax Collection Practice and Procedures" and "California Taxation Practice and Procedure," both published by Commerce Clearing House.

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