Tax Year 2018 IRS Form 1099-INT Error

The Division of Unclaimed Funds recently mailed IRS Forms 1099-INT to consumers who received unclaimed funds with taxable interest in 2018.

Due to a processing error, approximately 9,000 consumers were mailed forms that were inaccurate. Inaccurate information may include:

  • Amount of interest paid
  • Personal information

While most of the affected consumers should have already received a correct form, approximately one-third have not. A corrected form will be mailed to those consumers no later than Feb. 22.

All consumers who have received an inaccurate form are asked to shred the inaccurate form as soon as possible.

What to do if you are affected

If you think you may be affected by this error, you should:

  1. Verify your 1099 shows the accurate amount of interest paid. Be sure you use the correct form for tax purposes. If you would like to confirm if you’re receiving an updated form, you can contract the Division by:
    • Calling toll-free 877-644-6823 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will ask for your full name and mailing address, and the claim number assigned to your claim if you have that available.
    • Sending an email to UnfdClaims.UnfdClaims@com.state.oh.us. To expedite your request, please include “IRS Form 1099” in the subject line; in the body, include your full name and mailing address, and your claim number if you have that available. Do not include any confidential information such as your Social Security number.
  2. Consider enrolling in identity theft protection services. The Division is offering certain affected consumers one year of identity theft protection through AllClear ID at no cost. While we have no knowledge of anyone misusing your personal information, this service is being offered as a precautionary measure. Consumers who have access to this service will receive a letter with a description of its features and information about how to enroll.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are reviewing all of our processes to ensure your personal information is protected. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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