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The Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in cooperation with the Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue, is implementing an accelerated Unemployment and Disability Insurance debt collection project. The program will run from September 17th thru November 1st.

During this time, employers will be offered the opportunity to file delinquent employer returns and submit payment of any contributions due with 50% of the interest and 50% of the penalties due. Claimants who have been overpaid unemployment or disability benefits will also be able to pay back the amounts overpaid. Payment in full will result in the release of any judgments filed against an employer or a claimant.

Most employers and claimants who have outstanding unemployment and disability liabilities will be able to participate in the Amnesty program. Exceptions are:  1) Employers who have liability outside the amnesty period; 2) New employers, and 3) Employers not subject to New Jersey Unemployment Compensation and Temporary Disability Laws.

Employers with outstanding liabilities that are reportable for any period from the 1st quarter 2005 thru 4th quarter 2009 are covered by the program. To receive amnesty, employers must file all delinquent return(s), if applicable and pay the balance of the liability due along with 50% of the interest and 50% of the penalties due. Claimants must pay the balance of the liability due along with any assessed interest and penalty.

Employers will be able to apply for the amnesty on the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s web site.
For those employers who do not make restitution of their outstanding debt by the end of the amnesty period on November 1st, the State will pursue all available legal remedies to collect all amounts due including the full amount of interest and penalties.

Claimants will be able to submit payment of their outstanding debt on line at the following web site. Claimants who do not contact the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to make arrangements for the payment of their debt may be referred to a private Collection Agency, who is authorized to assess a collection fee over and above the amount of the balance due.

The State will commence mailing notices to subject employers and claimants on September 13, 2010 and provide automated services that will allow employers and claimants to securely and conveniently file and pay their obligations via the Internet, along with paper filing and payment services for those that do not have access to networked computing facilities.

For Employer Liabilities:
General information and assistance will be available:
Online at the UI Amnesty Website
• By phone at: 609-633-6400
• By e-mail

For Claimant Liabilities:
UI Debtors may also write to:
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
UI Amnesty Program
P.O. Box  951, Trenton, NJ 08695-0951

Last Updated: Thursday, 03/19/15

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