Pay UI Taxes Online with ACH Debit using Online Services

Automated Clearing House (ACH) Debit payments from your bank account can be used to pay Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes. There is no additional service fee when making this kind of payment.

To make a payment:

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ACH debit allows you to pay your Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes online by instructing the State to electronically debit your bank account for a specific amount on a specific day. There is no cost to the taxpayer for this type of payment transaction.

In order to make ACH debit payments you must have access online to your UI account. If you are already filing your UI tax report online, you already have access to your UI account and can make ACH debit payments immediately.

If you do not have online access to your UI account and want to make ACH debit payments, you will need an access code mailed to you. Access codes can be obtained by going to our website at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uitax and selecting the link, "Request Online Access to Your Account". Users will be required to create a username and password. Once the username and password are created, the user will enter either their 10-digit UI Account Number or their FEIN number. For security purposes, the access code along with instructions on how to obtain online access are mailed to the employer's main business mailing address.

Please make sure to have your bank routing and account number handy to complete the ACH account set up process. Once you complete the ACH account set up process, you can immediately begin to make payments electronically.

You can access the ACH payment site after you login in to your UI account directly from your Employer Home page or from the Filing Confirmation page after you complete the filing of your UI tax report online using the File Tax and Wage Reports System.

  • On the Filing Confirmation page select the link that says, "Click here to view Payment Options and Billing Detail".
  • Select the link on the Billing Detail page that says "Click here to make an ACH payment". This will take you to the Make ACH Payment page.
  • If you have never used our ACH payment system you will be required to set up contact information and the bank account you want the payment deducted from. Once you set up the contact and bank account information you can immediately make your payment online.
  • Login to your UI account and navigate to your Employer Home page.
  • Select the "Payment Options" link on the Employer Home Page.
  • If you just want to register for ACH and not make a payment at this time, once on the Payment Options page you can set up your ACH account by selecting the "Manage Bank Accounts" and "Manage ACH Contact Information".
  • Otherwise, once on the Payment Options page select the link that says "Make ACH Payment". This will take you to your Billing Detail page.
  • Select the link on the Billing Detail page that says "Click here to make an ACH payment".
  • If you have never used our ACH payment system you will be required to set up an ACH contact and the bank account you want the payment deducted from. Once you set up the contact and bank account you can immediately make your payment.
  • On the Filing Confirmation page select the link that says "Click here to view Payment Options and Billing Detail".
  • Select the link on the Billing Detail page that says "Click here to make an ACH payment". This will take you to the Make ACH Payment page.
  • On the Make ACH Payment page you will see buttons which allow you to edit your contact information or bank information.
  • Login to your UI account and make sure you are on the Employer Home Page.
  • Select the link on the Employer Home Page that says "Payment Options".
  • Once on the Payment Options page select either the link that says "Manage ACH Bank Accounts" or "Manage ACH Contact Information" to update your ACH information.
  • You can file your report prior to the payment due date and elect to have your payment deducted from your bank account on the tax due date. This eliminates the need of waiting to the last minute to file your report.
  • Using the Employer Portal to make payment electronically eliminates the need to mail in a check and the worry that your payment is received by the tax due date.
  • There is no additional service fee or charge to submit ACH payments.

Blocking ACH Debit Payments from Coming Out of Bank Account

Many businesses have their financial institution block ACH debits on their bank account to prevent unauthorized ACH debit payments from being deducted. If you want to make UI ACH debit payments from your bank account and you utilize this security feature, you will need to make sure that your financial institution will allow the UI payment you schedule to be deducted from your bank account. Your financial institution may ask you for UI’s Company Identification number and Company Name. The Company Identification number is 1369006449 and the Company Name is Wisconsin UI Tax. Please provide this information to your financial institution if you have debit filter block on your bank account and wish to make UI payments electronically.

If you have further questions see Frequently asked questions about ACH Debit Payments.

If you still have questions please email us at taxnet@wisconsin.gov or call UI directly at (608) 266-5793.