State ACH/EFT payments - Illinois unemployment

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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

Links to our most popular payroll tax processing topics are available in the Alerts and notices section on the right side of most pages.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security accepts EFT Debit and EFT Credit payments of unemployment taxes.

How to apply

The Illinois Department of Employment Security requires all EFT users to submit an Authorization Agreement form before submitting tax payment files. Once approved, you may be required to process a pre-notification transaction at least 10 days prior to the first transmission of an actual remittance. You will also receive a packet of information that includes tax addenda record formats as well as state routing and bank account numbers. Please use this information to verify that all bank account information is correctly entered in the application prior to remitting any tax payments to your bank for processing.

For more information about making EFT credit payments and to obtain the State of Illinois' EFT Credit Authorization Agreement form, please visit the Illinois Department of Employment Security website and navigate to the Employer Information > Electronic Payment Options for UI Taxes page.

Payment and other information

You are still required to file Form UI-3-40 on the regular due date for the particular tax period being paid even if you are paying via EFT.

See also: State and local ACH/EFT payment information

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