Electronic Unemployment Tax Reports Easy for Employers to File

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Labor announced some changes for filing electronic unemployment tax reports. They say it’s simple, quick and secure. All Kansas employers can use the convenience of electronically filing and paying their quarterly unemployment tax contributions to the Kansas Department of Labor.

And, for large employers, it’s now the law.

“If they’re not doing so already, we want Kansas employers to check into, and use, the convenience of filing their unemployment taxes online,” said Kansas Secretary of Labor Jim Garner. “It is part of our continuing effort to modernize and streamline our operations and make it easier for our customers to do business with us.”

Nearly one-third of Kansas employers already file their unemployment taxes online. After June 30, employers with 250 or more employees, and third-party administrators, such as payroll services, with 250 or more client employees, will be required to file quarterly wage reports and tax returns and make unemployment tax payments online. A similar requirement for employers of 100 or more will take effect after June 30, 2009.

Once employers have completed online registration, they can enter their data directly on a secure form and the tax contribution information is automatically calculated.

Filing information can be found on the agency’s Web site at www.uitax.dol.ks.gov.

The secure system uses the Automated Clearing House method to electronically transfer tax payments. The ACH system is a nationwide network designed for this purpose and uses services operated by the Federal Reserve System to maintain security and increase the efficiency of transactions.

Employers with questions or who need assistance with filing or making payments can call KDOL’s unemployment contributions office at 785-296-5023, or e-mail the agency at uitax@dol.ks.gov.


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