Michigan: Treasury: 1099-G Forms Being Sent to Some Taxpayers

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Jan. 16, 2020

Michigan taxpayers who received a state income tax refund and filed an itemized federal return last year will be receiving their Substitute Form 1099-G through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Simply known as a "1099-G," the information on the postcard reports the state income tax refund amount a taxpayer received last year. Taxpayers who claim itemized deductions on their federal income tax returns will need to report the Michigan refund as income.

"Some taxpayers mistakenly believe the 1099-G is a bill," said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, who oversees Treasury's Tax Administration programs. "The 1099-G is not a bill. This is an information statement regarding the state income tax refund you received last year. You may need to use this form when filing your federal income taxes."

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For the 2019 tax year, more than 413,000 taxpayers will receive a 1099-G.

To learn more about state income taxes, go to www.michigan.gov/incometax. For more information about federal income taxes, go to www.irs.gov.

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Press Contacts: Danelle Gittus or Ron Leix, Treasury Public Information Officers, at 517-335-2167

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