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Coming September 11 – Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax Illinois

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July 28, 2017
As part of the IDES modernization effort, starting on September 11, 2017, Illinois employers will be able to use MyTax Illinois to complete all their unemployment insurance (UI) tax processes. MyTax Illinois is the secure website portal, that is maintained by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and used by Illinois employers to electronically file returns and pay taxes and fees. IDES is putting more features and functionality online to better serve all our employers’ needs.

Benefits of a IDOR & IDES Partnership
Improve the employer experience - one stop shop for all employer taxes
Create additional modernization opportunities
Increase the compliance and fraud efforts
Improve the collections process
Continue to drive agency cost efficiencies
You can take advantage of what MyTax Illinois can offer you
Register your new business with both IDOR and IDES in one location at one time; currently this is two separate processes
See all your tax correspondence and account balances online sooner so less waiting and less surprises
Get quick confirmation that reports and payments have been received/processed vs. waiting on mail
Clearer IDES tax letters and correspondence
Overall improvement of the employer experience
IDES is going to put more online
Request refunds online
Submit tax appeals electronically
Request penalty/interest waivers
Set up a deferred payment plan
Submit Power of Attorney relationships
Report zero quarterly wages
View your rates

For employers, if you would like to establish your MyTax Illinois account to pay your IDOR taxes such as Withholding tax or to get ready for the September 2017 cutover, please visit the MyTax Illinois website or contact the IDOR Central Registration staff at 1-217-785-3707 for assistance. For Service Bureaus, IDES will be reaching out to you directly in early August 2017 with specific login information on how to correctly establish a MyTax Illinois Service Bureau account.

If you already have a MyTax Illinois account, starting in September 2017, you will have access to your unemployment insurance account to begin your third quarter processing.

IDES and IDOR are dedicated to improving the tax experience for employers by offering a secure, proven online system to manage your tax accounts. Please keep watching this website for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact the IDES Employer Hotline at 1-800-247-4984. 

If you are an Employer, what is changing as of September 11, 2017?​

If you are a Service Bureau, what is changing as of September 11, 2017?​