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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.
Any UI benefits that you have received that you are not eligible for should be returned to the GDOL.
Amended rule and certification of amended rule filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on March 31, 2022.
Emergency rules to implement the suspension of O.C.G.A. § 34-8-193(d)(1), which establishes the maximum unemployment benefits payable to an individual in a benefit year.
Please be aware of potential fraudsters attempting to gain access to your personal information. Imposters of GDOL employees are asking for direct deposit information and copies of your identification. Do not give anyone your banking information. The GDOL will never ask you for this information. Please keep financial information safe.
The 2022 Annual Tax Rate Notices, DOL-626, are scheduled to be available on the Employer Portal by December 31, 2021. An email will be sent to email addresses on record once the tax rate notices are published. The notices will NOT be mailed.
The Employer Filed (Partial) Claims (EFC) system has been reinstated with more stringent security measures to enhance the validity of personal and payment information used to determine entitlement to unemployment benefits. To prevent potential fraud and strengthen the integrity of our employer filed claims (partial) system, we are adding additional security requirements to our EFC process that mirror the requirements for individual claims.
Employers needing approaches and suggestions for overcoming their worker shortage, attracting new hires, and retaining them should watch this saved webinar.
The Continued Assistance Act of 2020 requires individuals who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits on or after December 27, 2020, to provide proof of employment/self-employment or a valid offer to begin employment and proof of wages. While PUA claimants were previously only required to provide proof of wages documentation, this new federal requirement to provide proof of employment documentation is a fraud prevention measure.
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.