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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

For details, see CSA license expiration 2017 – frequently asked questions.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of these CSA modules.

When you are ready to prepare the form, follow these steps.

See also: State e-filing overview

Form UC-7823

  1. Choose File /Print when the Wisconsin Payroll Tax Processing window is active.
  2. Mark the Create SUTA file checkbox and then click OK.
  3. Choose File > SUTA File Utilities to do any of the following.
    • Combine Files
    • Preview Files
    • Verify
    • Remove Clients
    • Save to Submittable Format
    • Restore from Submittable Format
  4. Choose File > SUTA File Utilities > Form > Save to Submittable Format. After entering an abbreviation for the company name as prompted, choose the file location, and then click OK.


    • When the file is created, it is automatically encrypted for security. Before submitting the file to the appropriate agency you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted.
    • The file format Federal IRS/SSA Diskette Format - Alternative 3.
  5. Navigate to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's website.
  6. Log in to QTWRS to upload your file.

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Forms WT-6 and WT-7

  1. Choose Setup > FSET Transmission > Client when the Wisconsin Tax Processing window is open.
  2. In the FSET Client dialog, enter information in the appropriate fields and then close the dialog.
  3. Choose File > Print.
  4. Mark the Queue checkbox next to the form(s) you would like to e-file and then click OK.
  5. If you are filing Form WT-7, enter your ten digit self-assigned PIN number and click OK.
  6. Choose File > FSET Utilities > Queue Maintenance to delete any files prior to transmission via CS Connect.
  7. Choose File > FSET Maintenance to view or delete any return or acknowledgement files.
  8. When you are ready to send your files to the state of Wisconsin, click the Done button to close the Payroll Tax Processing window and then choose File > CS Connect.
  9. In the CS Connect dialog, mark the Transmit returns checkbox in the Electronic filing section.
  10. Click the Electronic Filing tab, select the files that are to be sent, and then click the Call Now button.

    Note: The Transmit returns checkbox transmits both state and federal files. If you would like to send only Wisconsin files, use the Electronic Filing tab to select them for transmittal.

  11. Once Wisconsin has accepted or rejected your file(s) you will receive an acknowledgement file via CS Connect. To download the acknowledgement file, open the CS Connect dialog, mark the Retrieve acknowledgements checkbox in the Electronic filing section, and then click the Call Now button.
  12. If acknowledgements were downloaded, you can view them in the FSET Maintenance dialog. Choose File > FSET Maintenance when the Wisconsin Payroll Tax Processing window is open.

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