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The GDOL is currently investigating several fraudulent attempts to compromise claimant information.
The Georgia Department of Labor is assisting Chick-fil-A Supply® recruit for their new facility in the Cartersville, Georgia (Bartow County) area.
To better serve our claimants and prevent Unemployment Insurance fraud, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is partnering with ID.me to verify claimant identification.
If a claimant's benefit year ends, he/she will need to file a new claim. A benefit year is the 52-week period beginning on the Sunday of the week a new claim is filed.
Added and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on March 23, 2021.
Unemployment compensation is taxable income and must be reported each year even if you have repaid some or all of the benefits received.
The 2021 Annual Tax Rate Notices, DOL-626, and Voluntary Contribution, DOL-626A and DOL626B, are now available on the Employer Portal. Employers who are not registered to use the Employer Portal can do so by selecting the Employer Portal link found under Online Services. Employers can download the Administrator Guide from the Employer Portal login page for instructions on completing the registration.
Updated and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on February 4, 2021.
Federal law requires the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) to provide an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-G to anyone who was issued UI benefits in calendar year 2020, even if the UI benefits were returned or repaid to the GDOL. IRS Form 1099-G displays the total amount of UI benefits issued, as well as withholdings for state and federal income taxes, if applicable.
Update on payments for PUA claimants who exhausted before 12/26/20.