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Learn About Unemployment Taxes and Benefits
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits is temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are either looking for another job, have definite recall to their jobs within 6 weeks of the last day worked, or are in approved training. In Georgia, employers pay the entire cost of unemployment insurance benefits. Contributory employers pay taxes at a specified rate on a quarterly basis. Governmental and nonprofit organizations may elect the contributory method or may choose to reimburse the department for benefits paid to former employees.
UI Tax Refund and Overpayment Info
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Employers
File Tax and Wage Reports and Make Payments
Resources for Unemployment Taxes and Benefits
Employer Handbook
View or print an easily accessible reference to general information about the Georgia UI program. It is not intended to replace laws or regulations which govern the UI program. (PDF)
Partial Claims Filing for Employers
File claims through the Internet for full-time employees who are still attached to the employer, and who worked less than full-time due to lack of work only. A password and GDOL account number are required.
Application for GDOL Tax Account or Status Change - DOL 1A
Complete, print, and save a PDF version of the Employer Status Report (DOL-1A) which is necessary to establish an unemployment insurance tax account in Georgia. The completed form can be mailed to the address on the form or faxed to 404-232-3285. (PDF) Chrome and Firefox users must change their default PDF viewer, as Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
UI Appeals Handbook
View or print this publication for information on how the unemployment insurance benefits appeals process works. (PDF)
Get or Change an Employer Internet Password Online
Apply for or change an Internet password online for immediate use. A password is required for many transactions.
UI Appeals Handbook (Apelaciones al Seguro de Desempleo)
Vea o imprima la versión en Español de esta publicación, para informarse del proceso de apelaciones del Seguro de Desempleo. (PDF)
Georgia Code
Access Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) to view laws relevant to employment, unemployment insurance, and select safety issues.
Employer Address Change
Add, change, or delete a business address online. A password and GDOL account number are required.
GDOL Rules
Link to the rules of the Georgia Department of Labor which set forth operating procedures not covered in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.).
Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers' Compensation
National foundation which conducts research and publishes information on state unemployment insurance, employment service, and workers' compensation programs.
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