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Employer Services for Unemployment Insurance

Go Paperless with Tax 21!

Tax 21 is the online unemployment insurance employer services portal! Employers can use Tax 21 for the following UI services:

Should you have any questions or comments concerning any of the Online Unemployment Insurance Employer Services features, please contact the ADWS UI department here.

Report a Refusal of an Offer of Work, Failure to Submit to or Pass a Pre-employment Drug Screen, or Failure to Appear for a Scheduled Job Interview

Employers can use this online form to quickly and easily report a refusal of an offer of work, failure to submit to or pass a pre-employment drug screen, or failure to appear for a scheduled job interview using Reports can also be submitted through the Tax 21 Employer Services Portal.

Reporting Work Refusals on Tax 21 Instructions -Act 1040 of 2013.

Why Report this to ADWS?

Individuals receiving UI benefits may be disqualified if they fail to accept offers of suitable work or if they fail to submit to or pass a pre-employment DOT-qualified drug screen. However, to investigate the possible disqualification, ADWS must be notified. In many instances, a job applicant that is also claiming UI benefits will not report the refusal or the failure and thereby escape disqualification. The failure to report the refusal or failure is a form of UI fraud.

An employer usually does not know if a job applicant is collecting UI benefits and in turn, does not notify ADWS of the refusal or the failure. To help prevent this fraud, employers are encouraged to report all cases of these situations, regardless of whether the employer knows the individual is drawing benefits. Just provide us with the information – we will do the rest!

UI Employer Handbook

The UI Employer Handbook includes a brief explanation of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services Law, Regulations, and Procedures relating to the administration of Arkansas’ Unemployment Insurance program. This handbook is intended to provide clear, concise information to help employers protect their rights, fulfill their responsibilities and make the best possible use of services offered by ADWS.

Employer UI Tax Appeal Rights

As an employer, whenever a determination is made that affects your tax liability, a written notice is sent to you. Each determination provides separate appeal rights; in all cases, an appeal must be made in writing and within the time specified in the notice. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO SUBMIT ANY APPEAL WITHIN THE TIME FRAME INDICATED. Read more.


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Unemployment claims

To file an unemployment claim, please visit Questions about unemployment insurance claims may be directed to the UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178.

New FOIA Request Portal

Now Arkansas citizens can submit FOIA requests to ADWS through an easy-to-use online portal! Click the link below to submit a request.

Submit a FOIA Request


If you received unemployment insurance benefits during the year 2022, you need a 1099 form to file your income tax return. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services will mail 1099s by January 31, 2023, to the address on file as of January 17, 2023. If you do not receive your 1099 in the mail by February 12, 2023, you may call the UI Hotline to be sure we have the correct address on file. 1099s will not be mailed to updated addresses prior to February 12, 2023. UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178 Read more here.

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