Fraud Investigation

The GDOL is currently investigating several fraudulent attempts to compromise claimant information.

To better serve our claimants and prevent Unemployment Insurance fraud, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is partnering with to verify claimant identification.

Benefit Year End (BYE) Dates

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.

Notice of Amended Rules, March 23, 2021

Added and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on March 23, 2021.

Form 1099-G Tax Information

Unemployment compensation is taxable income and must be reported each year even if you have repaid some or all of the benefits received.

Notice of Amended Rules, February 4, 2021

Updated and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on February 4, 2021.

2021 UI Annual Tax Rate Notices Available on the Employer Portal

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.

Request to Repay UI Benefits

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.

Notice of Amended Rules, November 17, 2020

Notice of Amended Rules filed with the Georgia Secretary of State, November 17, 2020

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to speak with a member of our Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) team regarding your claim, please use our Online Appointment Scheduler.