Illinois Gets Grant to Fight Unemployment Fraud
The state Department of Employment Security says it has begun garnishing tax returns of unemployment cheats; working more closely with the attorney general and holding business leaders personally liable for misstating company obligations. The department said Monday that those efforts have saved taxpayers more than $120 million.
Rising unemployment claims take money from a trust fund supported by business taxes. When the fund gets too low, business taxes go up. So preventing false claims takes some of the pressure off the unemployment trust fund.
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