Millions of taxpayers filed for unemployment compensation in 2020 after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, scammers took advantage of the crisis and filed fraudulent unemployment claims, using the stolen personal information of those who hadn’t yet filed claims. Thus, payments went to the identity thieves. The IRS urges victims to file 2020 tax returns claiming only the income they actually received. If you received an incorrect Form 1099-G (showing fraudulent payments), contact your issuing state agency to request a revised form. If unable to get a timely corrected form, we will file an accurate tax return for you, reporting only the income you received.  Call or visit our website for more information!