Department of Workforce Development
Unemployment Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create a user name/password?
How do I create an unemployment account?
How do I file quarterly reports?
When can I file quarterly reports?
How do I update my account?
What information about my account is available online?
Where do I find forms?


How do I create a user name/password?
You must complete the Self registration to create your login ID. You must have a user name and password in order to use our Employer Online Services. One user name and password allows you to use all of the Employer Online Services.

How do I create an unemployment account?
New Employer Registration
  1.  Create a Wisconsin unemployment account number.
  2.  Activate that account number, if one of the liability conditions has been met.
  3.  If the account is not activated at the time of registration or you must stop in the middle of the process, be sure to keep the registration number so that you may easily update or continue the registration at a later date. If you misplace the registration number, you will need to start over.
  4.  Information you will need about your business you will need for registration Business name, Type Ownership (Corporation, LLC, Sole Proprietorship, etc), FEIN, address, and phone number.

How do I file quarterly reports? - Link to File Tax and Wage Reports Help

When can I file quarterly reports?

You may file a report for any quarter shown on the screen. First filing dates for each quarter are:

Reporting Quarter
File Tax and Wage Reports
1st Quarter
Jan-Feb-March
Due April 30
2nd Quarter
April-May-June
Due July 31
3rd Quarter
July-Aug-Sept
Due Oct 31
4th Quarter
Oct-Nob-Dec
Due Jan 31
 
First reporting day March 20 June 20 September 20 December 20


How do I update my account?
Perform necessary maintenance to your account, such as:
  - Address Changes
  - Closing or Reopening your Account
  - Requesting corrections to legal name or FEIN
by logging into UI Employer Services.

What information about my account is available online?
Account Summary - name, address, account status, account balance, amounts due or overpaid
Tax Rate Summary - summary of rates and rate factors used for computing your rate.

Where do I find forms? - Link to forms