Presentation on theme: "CDS - Training Seminar October 2005 Unemployment Taxes."— Presentation transcript:
CDS - Training Seminar October 2005 Unemployment Taxes
What is Unemployment Tax? Tax Paid by Employers Used to Pay Benefits to Eligible Individuals Who are Out of Work Through No Fault of Their Own
Overview of the Tax Department Conduct Wage Investigations Collect Reports and Taxes Audit Businesses
Overview - Reports and Taxes Reports are due the month after the quarter ends (January, April, July, October). Taxes are accessed on the first $9000 in wages per employee per year.
Overview - Reports and Taxes New employers - 2.7% –$243.00 (2.7% X $9000) per employee Minimum for 2005 is 0.58% –$52.20 (.58% X $9000) per employee Maximum for 2005 is 8.02% –$721.80 (8.02% X $9000) per employee
Overview - Managing Tax Rates Chargebacks impact your tax rate for at least 3 years. Respond to all communications from the Agency by the deadline. Consider Voluntary Contributions.
Overview - Managing Tax Rates Voluntary Contributions: Voluntary payments submitted to reduce the amount of chargebacks. Due Date: 60 days after receipt of the Tax Rate Notice.
Overview -The Audit Program Reconcile Payroll Determine Ownership Verify Classification of Workers
Employees -Workers under your direction or control Independent Contractors - Workers over whom you have NO direction or control Exemptions for specific family members. Overview - Classification of Workers
Important Registration Information Scroll down on the Summary page once you have received your account number. Select Finalize Registration. If you miss this step, your account number will not be registered! When you see Congratulations, you have completed the registration process.
Pay Online You must have permission to make payments through the security system. You must register a bank. You have to schedule a payment. You may cancel or change the payment date or payment amount up until the day before the pay date.
Enables Users to file more than one report at a time. No limit on the number of employees. Compatible with ICESA, MMREF, Comma Delimited or Fixed Length formats. Information is available on our Website. CD ROM version available.
Important Dates September 1, 2005 - Total and partial acquisitions result in automatic employer liability for UI Tax. October 31, 2005 - Pay Unemployment Taxes. December 31, 2005 - Annual Election Forms for Domestic Employers are due. Mid February - Voluntary Contributions are due 60 days after the Tax Rate Notices are mailed.
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