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Entries on Form 1099-G Certain Government Payments, Box 6 (this covers certain government payments) are generally reported on IRS Schedule 1 (Form 1040) Additional Income and Adjustments to Income, Line 8. If the item relates to an activity for which you are required to file Schedule C, Schedule E, Schedule F, or Form 4835, you need to report the taxable amount allocable to the activity on that schedule or form instead.

To report Form 1099-G Box 6 on Schedule 1, Line 8 in the TaxAct program:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal (on smaller devices, click in the top left corner of your screen, then click Federal).
  2. Click the Other Income dropdown, then click Prizes, awards or other miscellaneous income.
  3. On the screen titled Miscellaneous - Amounts Received, click the field below Description and type "Form 1099-G, Box 6", then click the field below Amount and type the amount.

To report Form 1099-G Box 4 in the TaxAct program (the TaxAct program doesn't have a separate section for this, so this will be reported in the unemployment compensation section of the Q&A):

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal (on smaller devices, click in the top left corner of your screen, then click Federal).
  2. Click the Other Income dropdown, then click Unemployment Compensation.
  3. Click + Add Form 1099-G Unemployment to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to edit a form already created (desktop program: click Review instead of Edit).
  4. Continue with the interview process until you reach the screen titled Enter the remaining details from the Form 1099-G for unemployment.
  5. Click the field below Box 4 - Federal tax withheld, and type your Box 4 amount.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the webpage or document at the time it is accessed.


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