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Tax Form Mistake Exposed 27,000 Connecticut Residents’ Social Security Numbers

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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut’s Department of Labor says approximately 27,000 tax forms mailed out to individuals who collected unemployment compensation last year contain a printing error that has  information about another individual.

The agency is required to report unemployment compensation payments of $10 or more on a form known as UC-1099G. While the affected 27,000 forms contain the correct information at the top of the document, the bottom half includes someone else’s information.

The agency is in the process of identifying the people potentially affected by the error. It plans to offer credit protection because the forms contain Social Security numbers.

Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer apologized for the inconvenience and urged people to check their forms for accuracy. The department of currently reprinting the forms and will mail out corrected versions.

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