You may qualify for relief of UI benefit charging if your employees were laid off due to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72 and filed initial unemployment claims for weeks after May 16, 2020. Employers should submit forms within 30 days after the initial claim is filed to ensure timely processing. Emergency Rule 2044 sets a deadline of the latter of February 19, 2021 or 30 days after receiving notification of the claim. See How to Request Relief of Charging.
Benefit charges for the period of March 15, 2020 through June 30, 2020 will not affect your 2021 tax rate calculation. Benefit charges for initial claims related to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72 will not be charged to employer accounts.
Employers with a first quarter tax liability of $1,000.00 or more can defer paying up to 60% of the total liability to future quarters. To avoid assessment of interest on the deferred amount, employers must comply with certain requirements. See Part 4-Account Reporting.
The Unemployment Insurance Division's mission is to provide economic stability to Wisconsin communities, employers and employees through innovative, efficient services which facilitate connecting job seekers with jobs.
The UI Bureau of Tax and Accounting collects, controls, and accounts for flow of funds into and out of the UI program; establishes tax liability; maintains employer accounts for taxes paid; collects unpaid UI employer taxes and benefit overpayments.