1099G statements for Tax Year 2013 have been mailed. If you do not receive your 1099G by February 15, please call 617-626-5647 to request a copy.
Unemployment benefits are taxable
If you receive unemployment benefits, you are responsible for meeting state and federal tax obligations for the benefits you receive. When you file your tax return, you must include any unemployment benefits you receive in the previous year. You will need a copy of your 1099G form to verify the amount of benefits you received.
Taxes are not automatically withheld unless you request it
If you are still receiving unemployment benefits in 2014, you may want to consider withholding taxes from your weekly benefit payment. You can select withholding at the state and/or federal level.
Watch the video for step-by-step instructions on how to access your 1099G statement or request tax withholding from your weekly benefit payment.
MA Minimum Wage is $9.00/hour January 1, 2015 posted on Dec 15
Massachusetts enacted the first state minimum wage law over 100 years ago on June 4, 1912. Thanks to the efforts of many committed individuals, businesses, and elected leaders at every level including the Governor, we have reason to celebrate again the Commonwealth’s lead when it comes to fair treatment of workers. Massachusetts now has the highest enacted state minimum wage set for $11.00 on January 1, 2017.
U.S. Renews Agreement to Help MA Combat Underground Economy posted on Nov 28
US Labor Secretary Tom Perez has renewed a three year agreement to help Massachusetts recover unpaid wages, back taxes unemployment insurance premiums, fines and penalties from employers who engage in fraudulent labor practices like misclassifying workers. The initiative commits the Department of Labor and the IRS to work with the Massachusetts Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy (JTF) which, since its inception, has collected nearly $56 million from unscrupulous businesses.
New Customer Service Feature: What Claimants and Employers Are Saying about UI Online posted on Nov 25
A year after launching its web based Unemployment Insurance system “UI Online”, the Department of Unemployment Services (DUA) embarked on an ambitious customer service initiative to solicit feedback from claimants and employers who used the new technology. UI is a critical safety net for someone …Continue Reading New Customer Service Feature: What Claimants and Employers Are Saying about UI Online