Employers who have paid wages in covered employment must register for an employer account. After the registration is complete you will receive an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and can begin to file wage reports and maintain your account via the online system.
- if you have an account registered with Employer Self Service Portal.
- if you do not have an account with Employer Self Service Portal.
- if you wish to continue the registration process.
DEADLINE EXTENSION: POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA) UPLOAD TO ESSP
Please be advised, if you are a District of Columbia employer who utilizes a third-party Agent (TPA) for Unemployment Insurance, you may have received a prior communication from DOES concerning the requirement to have a valid and approved POA document on file, uploaded using the Employer Self-Service Portal (ESSP), no later than May 1, 2017.
The UI Tax Division is extending the deadline for upload of POA documents, for all applicable Employers & Agents, to August 14, 2017. The absence of an approved POA will NOT impact the ability to file 1st or 2nd quarter of 2017 contribution reports or the remittance of any amounts due for these periods. However, a POA must be on file in order for the Agent to discuss account matters with DOES staff on behalf of the Employer.
If a valid and approved POA is NOT on file in ESSP for Employers that have elected to utilize TPA services, subsequent to August 14, 2017, Agents will no longer have access to perform services for relevant Employer accounts until the POA has been uploaded, evaluated and approved.
In an effort to mitigate extended hold times over the phone, should you need further assistance, please send your inquiry/request in writing via email toUITax.Info@dc.gov.
Out of State Wage Adjustment Requests – DOES Requirements - Click Here to View DOES Requirements
If you received a letter from DOES with your password and log-in to your account. If you have not received your credentials, please contact DOES @ UITax.Info@dc.gov
ATTENTION ALL QUARTERLY FILERS:
Please be advised, pursuant to DC Code §51-104(b)&(c), the 2017/2 due date for the submission of wage reports and payments for Quarterly Filers is Monday, July 31, 2017.
If payments due are not made by the aforementioned due date, interest will be assessed at a rate of 1 ½% per month until the amount due has been paid. Further, if any wage reports or payments due have not been submitted by the aforementioned date, a late penalty in the amount of 10% of the amount due or $100, whichever is greater, will be assessed to your account.
ATTENTION ALL ANNUAL FILERS:
Please be advised, pursuant to DC Code §51-104(b)&(c), the due date for the submission of wage reports and payments for ALL Annual Filers was Saturday, April 15, 2017.
If payments due were not made by the aforementioned due date, interest was assessed at a rate of 1 ½% per month until the amount due was satisfied. Further, if any wage reports or payments due were not submitted by the aforementioned date, a late penalty in the amount of 10% of the amount due or $100, whichever is greater, was assessed to your account.
Effective immediately, pursuant to DC Code § 51-104 (e)(i), the Department of Employment Services (DOES) will no longer accept employer and agent out of state wage credit requests for period ending calendar year 2014. To receive this credit, employers or agents must submit a copy of the applicable wage summaries for each employee that the employer is attempting to receive credit for. Wage summaries for the respective states should include the employee’s name, SSN and earnings for the quarter and year. Additionally, supporting documentation must be provided supporting the claim for an out of state wage credit. Upon receipt of wage reports and supporting documentation, the employer or agent should expect a response from DOES within eight (8) weeks.
Please be advised, on September 30, 2016, the Department of Employment Services (DOES) began issuing monthly bills to all employers/agents with balances due. These balances will be generated from the District of Columbia Unemployment Insurance Tax system of record – not the online Employer Self-Service Portal (ESSP); therefore your account may indicate discrepancies in balances due. Employers/Agents who view discrepancies in ESSP should refer to the hard copy of the bill issued from the District’s system of record.
Due to expected high call volume, DOES urges Employers/Agents to refer any questions regarding bills to UITax.Info@dc.gov.
UI Tax Employer Guidance: DOES UI Employer Handbook - Click Here to View the DOES UI Employer Handbook
UI Tax Employer Guidance: Worker Misclassification Facts - Click Here to View Worker Misclassification Facts
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