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Businesses that meet certain qualifications must pay unemployment insurance taxes.
Many businesses in Georgia are liable for payment of unemployment insurance taxes to the Georgia Department of Labor, even if they don’t yet have employees. The Department of Labor has online tools to help you determine if you are liable and set up an account if you are.
You can access the Online Employer Tax Registration on the Department of Labor’s website. After you fill out your business information, you will receive a determination stating if you’re responsible for paying unemployment insurance taxes. If you are, you will receive instructions for setting up an account.
Before you set up an account to pay unemployment insurance taxes, you must first determine if you are liable. It is possible you may not be liable to pay at this time.
If it is determined that you are liable, the letter you receive will cite the specific section of law you are liable under. You must immediately set up an account to begin payment.