The Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 47-3-42 specifies the legal requirements for employer reporting, the penalties for late reporting and the actions required by TRS and the State Board of Education in the event an employer fails to comply with the law.
“§ 47-3-42. Employer's duty to deduct, collect, and remit employee contributions; effect of failure to deduct, collect, and remit such contributions.
(a) It shall be the duty of each county board of education, the board of education of each independent school system, and of each and every employer of teachers to deduct and collect the required employee contributions from each teacher's salary and to make monthly remittance of such amounts to the board of trustees. Each employer shall likewise make the required employer contribution and shall make monthly remittance of such amounts to the board of trustees along with employee contributions. Each employer shall remit the required employee and employer contributions to the board of trustees by the tenth calendar day of the month following the month for which the contributions were made. In the case of the failure or refusal of the employer to remit the employee and employer contributions on or before the tenth calendar day of the month following the month for which the contributions were made, there shall be added to the total amount of remittance due the sum of 1 1/2 percent of the amount of the remittance if the failure or refusal is for not more than one month, and an additional 1 1/2 percent for each additional month or fraction of a month during which the failure or refusal continues.
(b) If any employer fails to collect or remit the employee or employer contributions in the manner set forth in subsection (a) of this Code section, it shall be the duty of the board of trustees to notify the State Board of Education of such failure and it shall be the duty of the State Board of Education to withhold from the employer which has failed to comply with subsection (a) of this Code section all appropriations allotted to such employer until such employer has fully complied with subsection (a) of this Code section by making remittance of the sums of contributions required of employees and employers under this chapter.”