USA State Payroll Rates + Resources: State of Pennsylvania: Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments


The purpose of this documentation is to outline the processes and requirements associated with Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments to the proper authorities in the state of Pennsylvania.

Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments

Employers covered by the Pennsylvania (PA) UC Law are required to file reports and remit contributions on a quarterly basis. The reports and contributions are due at the end of the month following the calendar quarter. 

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

If a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the report will become due on the next business day.

Department of Labor & Industry requires that employers file unemployment compensation (UC) quarterly reports electronically through the Unemployment Compensation Management System (UCMS). 

You'll need a Keystone ID for Business Users to utilize this system. If you don't have an id, click the New User? link and create an account. Otherwise, use the on-page form to log in.

Number of EmployeesReporting
0 - 100Online reporting through UCMS
101 or more
 - File upload through UCMS

All payments must be made electronically through USMS

Good to Know!

The Pennsylvania taxable wage base is $10,000 and the new employer rate is 3.6980%. The new employer rate for construction employers is 10.2238%.