The frequently asked questions (FAQs) provided below highlight topics and specific questions that employers often ask IDES.
IDES uses an Internet-based job search tool that features current job openings called IllinoisJobLink. Unlike most other online job posting sites creating an employer account doesn't incur any additional cost. Plus, it's fast and easy! Registering with Illinois JobLink provides access to member only features and services that assist you in finding employees.
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If so, your newly-created business (employing unit) must register with IDES within 30 days of start-up. Employers can register electronically through the MyTax Illinois website.
Submit a completed and signed UI-1 form, "Report to Determine Liability Under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act".
Employers must file wage reports (Form UI-3/40) and pay contributions in the month after the close of each calendar quarter - that is, on or before April 30, July 31, October 31 and January 31.
Mail completed forms and payments to:
IDESP.O. Box 19300Springfield, Illinois 62794-9300
For more IDES employer contact information, or call:
The Employer Services Hotline, at 800-247-4984
The Tax Hotline TTY number is 866-212-8831.
File quarterly Contribution & Wage Reports (UI-3/40) and Monthly Wage Reports via
Make Changes to your UI Account - Request to close your UI account, make wage corrections - Name or social security number corrections
State Experience Factor & Employers' UI Contribution Rates (EA-50):
2020 |2019 |2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
Click here for an historical rate chart.
For experience-rated employers (those with three or more years of experience), the contribution rate is based on a ratio, called the benefit ratio, which is determined in such a way that the greater the unemployment caused by the employer, the higher the rate.
Non-profit institutions and governmental entities may elect to make payments in lieu of contributions due. These can be equal to 100% of the regular benefit amounts, including dependents’ allowances, that can be paid to beneficiaries.
An employer who was determined to be the chargeable employer is mailed a notification identifying the worker, number of weeks collected and the total charge amount at the end of each quarter. If the former worker collected benefits, a taxable or reimbursable employer can contest these charges.
A taxable employer has forty-five days to file a written protest. A reimbursable employer has twenty days to file a written protest.
Note: the reimbursable employer must pay the billed amount regardless of protest status. If the protest is successful, the reimbursable employer will get relief later. If the protest is denied in whole or in part, the employer may request an administrative hearing.
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