You 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 the weeks of March 15, 2020 - March 13, 2021. Due to a recent law change, you will not need to submit a request for charging relief for layoffs that resulted in initial claims for that period. If the reason for your employee's unemployment is due to a quit, discharge for misconduct, discharge for substantial fault, or labor dispute, employers will need to submit a request for relief of charging if the initial claim relates to the public health emergency declared by Executive Order 72. Employers must submit the request by 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 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.