The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has announced that the unemployment quarterly contribution (Form UC-1) and wage (Form UC-5) reports must be filed electronically by all employers, beginning with the first quarter 2019 reports.

UPLINK Employer Self-Service (ESS) portal

The DWD is also implementing a new design for its UPLINK Employer Self-Service (ESS) portal in the spring of 2019, a system that allows employers to electronically file Forms UC-1 and UC-5, and pay quarterly contributions, among other things.

The upcoming enhancements include combining Forms UC-1 and UC-5 into a single, consolidated quarterly wage report, fully integrating online payments, and providing an easy-to-use file format to upload wages.

Employers will no longer have to calculate or report excess or taxable wages and there will be an indicator for full-time, part-time, or seasonal employment, instead of just a seasonal code.

Form UC-1

Beginning in first quarter 2019, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development only requires a wage report to be filed with the agency. The UC-1 contribution report has become obsolete and replaced solely with the UC-5A wage reports. Therefore, the UC-1 will no longer be generated and included in the quarterly reports.

In addition, clients will no longer see copies of this form in their Web Pay Tax Company Package.

Thank you for choosing Paylocity as your Payroll Tax partner. Should you have any questions please contact your Paylocity Account Manager.

This information is provided as a courtesy, may change and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a Payroll Service Provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or Advisor.