DES Unemployment Insurance Newsletter Fourth Quarter | DECEMber 2018

Welcome to the new Department of Economic Security (DES) Unemployment Insurance (UI) Newsletter. We hope you enjoy the new template and continue to find the information contained in these newsletters helpful to you and your business.

Important Information

Wage Reporting / Due Dates

All wages paid must be reported for the quarter in which they were paid

  • Taxable Wages = $7,000 per employee per calendar year
  • Gross Wages = Total wages paid to each employee
  • Excess Wages = Gross Wages – Taxable Wages
Tax and Wage Reports (UC-018) must be filed with the department, by end of the month following the end of the quarter.
  • January - March 1st Quarter Due by 4/30
  • April - June 2nd Quarter Due by 7/31
  • July - September 3rd Quarter Due by 10/31
  • October -December 4th Quarter Due by 1/31
Keep a look out for your 2019 Employer Tax Rate Notice in the mail.

If you have any questions regarding your Tax Rate, please contact the Experience Rating unit at 602-771-6603


File your Quarterly Tax and Wage Report online at www.azuitax.gov

The online Tax and Wage System (TWS) allows employers with up to 34,000 employees to:

•File a Quarterly Tax and Wage Report

• Make a Payment (ACH Debit)

•Report Address and Business Changes

• View / Print copies of Quarterly Filings previously filed via the internet

AZURE is a bulk file upload server to server process, using a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

• Electronically transmit up to 5,000 Tax and Wage Reports per file

• Make a Payment (ACH Credit)

• Receive Electronic Acknowledgment

The Internet Response Module for Employers (IRME) allows employers to respond to Wage Audit Notices electronically. Prompt response to these notices reduces improper payments, decreasing charges to your UI account to stabilize future tax rates.
The UI State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) system is a free service that employers can use to respond electronically to Notice to Employer (UB-110) requests for separation information regarding former employees. You will be able to reduce mailing costs / increase response timeliness and provide accurate and complete information initially to reduce additional request for more information and decrease overpayments.

For more information- Contact us:

Let’s Work Together!

ARIZONA@WORK partners with employers throughout the state to meet their workforce needs. With locally based services, we have the network to connect people and jobs. By helping businesses succeed and grow, we lay the groundwork for a stronger Arizona economy. And by sharing the solutions you need to find the right employees - right here, right now -we’re committed to real teamwork with you. For further information - CONTACT US TODAY!

For additional information regarding the Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), please contact us at : WOTC@azdes.gov or (602) 771-0899

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