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2017 Unemployment Information

2017 Maximum Weekly Benefit Amounts:

Single  $449.00

With a Spouse:  $535.00

With a Dependent Child:    $613.00

2017 Employer Contribution Rates:

Minimum 2017 Contribution Rate:   .550%

Maximum 2017 Contribution Rate:  7.350%

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

MyTax Illinois Unemployment Insurance Transition is Complete

On Monday, September 11, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) successfully transitioned the Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax process over to the MyTax Illinois portal.  By working with the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR), more than 350,000 Illinois employers can now take advantage ofMyTax Illinois to handle all State of Illinois tax processes.

As soon as MyTax Illinois was available, Illinois employers began filing their monthly and quarterly wage reports, making tax payments and requesting refunds, all online.  So far, more than 15,000 wage reports have been filed, about $3,000,000 in tax payments have been processed and nearly 700 electronic requests for refunds have been received.

The August Montly Wage Report needs to be filed on MyTax Illinois by October 2, 2017.

The September Quarterly Wage Report and Payment must be paid and filed on
MyTax Illinois by October 31, 2017

October, 2017

August Montly Wage Report needs to be filed by Octboer 2, 2107 on MyTax Illinois

September 2017 Quarterly Wage Report needs to be filed and paid by October 31, 2017, at MyTax Illinois.

November, 2017
Ben 118 Statement of Benefit Charges for the third quarter of 2017 will be mailed.

Ben 118R Statment of Amount Due For Benefits Paid, will be mailed for the Third quarter of 2017.

October  2017 MonthlyWage Report needs to be filed by November 30, 2017 at MyTax Illinois.

December 2017
December 1, 2017 IDES will mailed the 2018 Employer Contribution Rate Determination to all Illinois Employers.

November Monthly Wage Report need to be filed by December 31, 2017 on MyTax Illinois.

January 3, 2016: 

Unemployment Law Changes take effect:

  • Misconduct
  • Social Security