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Entries on Form 1099-G, Box 6 Taxable Grants (this covers certain government payments) are generally reported on IRS Schedule 1 (Form 1040), Line 21. If the item relates to an activity for which you are required to file Schedule C, E, or F or Form 4835, report the taxable amount allocable to the activity on that schedule or form instead.

To make this entry on Schedule 1 (Form 1040), Line 21:

  1. From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop), click Federal.  On smaller devices, click the icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Other Income in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category, then click Prizes, awards, or other miscellaneous income
  3. On the screen titled Miscellaneous-Amounts Received, enter the description "Form 1099-G, Box 6" and the amount

If there is a Federal income tax withheld amount in Box 4 of the 1099-G, this amount would need to be entered during the Unemployment compensation portion of the Q&A as there is not a section for this in the other income section:

  1. Click Other Income in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category, then click Unemployment Compensation
  2. Click New Copy of Form 1099-G Unemployment (Desktop users click Add) to create a new copy of the form or Review to review a form already created
  3. Continue to the screen titled Unemployment Income - 1099-G - Tax Withheld to enter the Federal tax withheld amount

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