Alaska Issues Unemployment Tax Fraud Alert

August 04, 2023

Alaska DLWD Issues a fraud alert for 3rd party attempts at debt collection.

At A Glance

  • Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued a warning to employers about a new scam that demands tax payments to a third party.
  • Alaska does not work with third parties to collect outstanding payments or returns.
  • Do not click on any links, provide information, or reply to the sender.

Alaska Unemployment Tax Fraud: What Employers Need to Know

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD) issued an alert to warn employers of a new scam where a third party demands payment of the Employment Security tax. The DLWD does not use a third party to collect missing quarterly reports or payments; employers must remit payments directly to the agency either in person, by mail, or online using TaxWeb.


For more information on Alaska's wage and payroll tax laws, check out our Alaska Wage and Payroll Tax Facts page.


Next Steps

Should you receive a similar communication or have any doubts about whether a communication originated from the agency, Paylocity recommends calling the DLWD at (907) 465-2757.

Thank you for choosing Paylocity as your Payroll Tax and HCM partner. This information is provided as a courtesy, may change, and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a payroll service provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, tax attorney or advisor.


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