The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has issued a record number of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms 1099-G due to the high volume of unemployment claims filed in 2020.

KDOL has opened a special call center beginning Monday, February 1 to handle tax-related questions about these forms for Kansas unemployment benefits paid in 2020. You can reach the call center at (785) 575-1461 during the following hours:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (CST)
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (CST)

KDOL is also raising awareness of the following issues that may prove challenging for recipients of Form 1099-G.

Unemployment taxes. KDOL is prohibited from withholding taxes from benefits without a claimant’s permission. If you did not withhold taxes from these benefits, you may receive a higher than expected tax notice for 2020.

Identity Theft Victims. KDOL has made efforts to prevent issuance of Form 1099-G notices to identity theft victims. However, it is possible that some victims may receive a notice. If you are a victim who has received a Form 1099-G for unemployment benefits, call the KDOL Tax Call Center at (785) 291-6059.

IRS Form 1099-G Disputes. If you have a dispute with your IRS Form 1099-G, call the KDOL Tax Call Center at (785) 291-6059.

You may also find additional information about Kansas unemployment benefits by visiting KDOL’s websites at or