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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.
Updated and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on February 4, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Notice of Amended Rules filed with the Georgia Secretary of State, November 17, 2020
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.
Information for unemployment benefit claimants filed by employers or individuals.
Updated and Amended rules and certification of rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on August 13, 2020.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) needs your help preventing UI fraud and abuse.