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Unemployment compensation is taxable income and must be reported each year even if you have repaid some or all of the benefits received.
The 2023 Annual Tax Rate Notices, DOL-626, are available on the Employer Portal. An email was sent to email addresses on record when the tax rate notices were published. The notices will NOT be mailed.
As of January 1, 2023, Rapid Response services provided by the State of Georgia will be administered by the Technical College System of Georgia’s Office of Workforce Development.
To access information on resources available to businesses and workers affected by company closings and layoffs, please visit www.WorkSourceGeorgia.com/RapidResponse.
If you are a Georgia employer that needs to submit a WARN filing with the State of Georgia, please visit www.WorkSourceGeorgia.com/WARN
All further inquiries related to Rapid Response should be directed to the State Rapid Response Unit at TCSG’s Office of Workforce Development.
Email: [email protected]
Office of Workforce Development
ATTN: State Rapid Response Unit
Technical College System of Georgia
1800 Century Place NE, Suite 150
Atlanta, Georgia 30345-4304
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) continues to take steps to protect claimants and their personal information while making the customer experience the best one possible. Recently, we implemented system improvements that will allow a single sign-on to the MyUI Claimant Portal (MyUI), allowing access to multiple applications without having to sign into each online unemployment application separately. Our GDOL homepage also changed to help customers easily navigate and access services directly from the MyUI Claimant Portal.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) enlisted the assistance of the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General in the Summer of 2021 after detecting suspicious activity related to employer unemployment tax accounts. This discovery led to an 18-month investigation involving multiple federal agencies that has recently resulted in the indictment of eight individuals involved in the unemployment insurance fraud scheme.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General (DOL OIG) is conducting a survey of residents, businesses, government entities, and other stakeholders in selected areas of the country to assess experiences with pandemic UI programs. Marion County, Georgia, is one of the six areas in the U.S. selected for this survey. DOL OIG representatives will be in Marion County conducting door to door residential field visits to talk to individuals in November and December of this year.
Georgia Department of Labor is working with Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America, LLC. to fill positions in its first state-of-the-art U.S. smart factory in Bryan County, near Ellabelle, Georgia.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program provides short-term financial assistance to eligible workers who are unemployed or partially unemployed through no fault of their own. The purpose of the program is to help bridge the gap between jobs by providing funds with which to purchase necessities. The intent is to reduce the financial burden of joblessness, while allowing individuals an opportunity to deliberately search for employment that matches their skills, training, and prior earning capability.
Please watch the video titled Georgia UI Claimant Video for an overview of the Georgia UI Program and the steps to file a claim.
You may also find the UI Claimant Handbook on the File an Unemployment Insurance Claim page that will further explain UI benefits rights and responsibilities and what individuals receiving benefits may expect from the program.
To further enhance the security of our online systems, the GDOL is requiring all claimants to create and use a password to access the following online unemployment related services: Request weekly payments, File a claim, My UI, Update Benefit Payment Methods, Income Tax Withholding Option, Submit/View Weekly Work Search, Change of Address and Contact Information, 1099-G for Benefits Paid, and Appeal to UI Decision.
Adopted rules and certification of adopted rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on June 19, 2022.