Job & Family Services Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations
Resolving Unemployment Insurance Tax Problems
Scheduled for an Audit?
If you have received a notice that you're going to be audited, don't panic. Most audits are routine and selected at random.
Consequences of late or no payment reports?
Forfeiture and/or interest are charged for late filing.
Receive a Notice of Failure to File?
This is a notice that one or more of your reports is missing. Please review your records to see if the report(s) were submitted.
Receive a notice of an investigation of an unemployment claim?
Someone has filed for benefits claiming that they worked for you or your business. The auditor listed on the notice needs to verify that person's employment with your company. Please have available the records that are being requested. If you feel the person was not an employee of your business, but in business independently, have documentation available.

Disagree with an audit finding?
You have the right to appeal any decision within 30 days. When the audit is completed, ask the auditor to have a determination letter mailed to you. You must make your request for reconsideration in writing, citing the reasons why you disagree. Remember to include your employer account number on any correspondence.

Fraudulent employer?
If you know of any employer who may not be properly reporting employees, write to ODJFS, Compliance Section, PO Box 182404, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2404. Please provide as much detail about that employer as you know. For example, names and numbers of workers, work sites, type of work, hours worked, how often paid, how much paid, etc. All information will be kept confidential. Please provide your name and phone number in case we need to verify some detail. Your name will not be shared with the employer.
How do I correct reporting errors?
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