Hibou Odoo Suite Enterprise: State of Wisconsin: Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments

Purpose

The purpose of this documentation is to outline the processes and requirements associated with unemployment insurance reporting and payments in the state of Wisconsin.

Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments

A quarterly wage report is required in addition to the quarterly UI contribution (tax) report. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Employer Portal can be used for reporting both tax and employee wage information and making payments.   

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Wage Reporting

Each employer is required to furnish a report containing wage data for every employee paid in the calendar quarter. Employers are required to file the wage and tax reports even though they may be unable to make the required contribution payment. 

Reports and payments are due each quarter at the end of the subsequent month. 

QuarterMonths in QuarterDue Date
1st QuarterJanuary - MarchApril 30th
2nd QuarterApril - JuneJuly 31st
3rd QuarterJuly - SeptemberOctober 31st
4th QuarterOctober - DecemberJanuary 31st

Employers with 25 or more employees must file their wage reports electronically on the Tax and Wage Reporting System/DWD Portal. Once you are required to file electronically you must continue to file electronically in the future.

Wage reports may be submitted using the following methods:

The wage detail is required in addition to the Quarterly Contribution Tax Report.

For further details, you can go to the State of Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development  Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Employers (UCB-201-P). See Section 4 - Wage Reporting.        

Tax Reporting

Employers with 25 or more employees in a quarter are required to file their reports electronically on the Tax and Wage Reporting System/DWD Portal. Once you are required to file electronically, you must continue to file electronically in the future. 

Reports may be submitted using the following methods:

The Quarterly Tax Report is required in addition to the Quarterly Wage Report.

For further details, you can go to the State of Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development  Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Employers (UCB-201-P). See Section 2 - Tax. 

Wage and tax reports are due within 30 days after the end of the quarter being reported. For online filers, payment can be done through electronic payment (preferred) or by check.  

QuarterMonths in QuarterDue Date
1st QuarterJanuary - MarchApril 30th
2nd QuarterApril - JuneJuly 31st
3rd QuarterJuly - SeptemberOctober 31st
4th QuarterOctober - DecemberJanuary 31st

Good to Know!

The Wisconsin taxable wage base is $14,000 and the new employer rate is 3.05% for employers with payroll less than $500,000. The construction industry has its own new employer rate of 3.75% for employers with payroll less than $500,000