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Illinois unveils new UI tax process for employers

Beginning September 11, the Illinois Department of Revenue's MyTax Illinois will become a new option for Illinois employers filing unemployment insurance monthly wage reports and quarterly unemployment insurance reports, and for making contribution payments. The transition is a joint effort between the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) to simplify the tax experience for both new and existing Illinois employers.

“By utilizing MyTax Illinois for IDES' unemployment insurance processes, employers will be afforded an easy, secure method to file and pay unemployment insurance taxes,” said Connie Beard, IDOR Director. “With more than 100 taxes and fees collected through MyTax Illinois, we believe it will provide a user-friendly online method to manage employer tax accounts.”

Some of the benefits employers can expect to see include the ability to:

“I'm excited because two large state agencies, IDOR and IDES, are working together on this very critical project,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “We'll be able to serve employers better and more efficiently because employers will have modern tools at their fingertips with a safer and faster way to conduct business with IDES.”

Current employers, who already have a withholding account with IDOR, should set up their MyTax Illinois profile as soon as possible to begin taking advantage of the free online account management program to manage all other types of tax accounts. Employers may easily add their unemployment insurance account after September 11, 2017.

For more information on MyTax Illinois, please visit:

Employer questions regarding MyTax Illinois may be directed to the IDOR Telephone Assistance Hot Line: 1-800-732-8866 (Illinois e-News Release, 8/28/2017).