USA State Payroll Rates + Resources: State of Iowa: 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 Iowa.

Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments

Quarterly report filing methods:

  • myIowaUI Manual entry: Employee names and SSNs saved from one quarter to the next.

  • myIowaUI CSV: Upload quarterly report information from a spreadsheet.

  • Secure File Transfer: Recommended for large employers (>5,000 employees) or large service providers.  

Your premium and wage reports and payments are due quarterly as follows:

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

Good to Know!

Iowa's 2022 taxable wage base is currently $34,800. The 2022 new employer (non-construction) rate is 1.0%

For more information, see the Employer Handbook.