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The Illinois Department of Employment Security is out with a reminder. IDES Director Jay Rowell says anyone who collected unemployment insurance still needs to pay taxes on those benefits.

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The 1099 form will be emailed out in January. Rowell says the online system saves taxpayers hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars on postage and paper costs. To sign up, go to Illinois.gov then type 1099-G in the search box.

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