IDES Human Services Plan 2010 Page 84 Section 4 – Programs: Unemployment Insurance
mailed to IDES’ depository bank for processing. They are due by the last day of the
month following the end of the quarter. Late payments are subject to interest and late
reports, either paper or magnetic, are subject to penalty.
IDES has an agreement with JP Morgan Chase Springfield to process all paper reports
and remittances through a lockbox operation. The Department maintains the Springfield
Processing Center, staffed by IDES personnel working on site at the JP Morgan Chase
facility, to handle exception reports and/or cash that can not be immediately processed.
All reports submitted on paper are processed and posted in the system prior to the
Employers can also pay required contributions through electronic funds transfers, ACH
(Automated Clearing House) credit or debit, the Fedwire, or credit/debit cards. ACH
debit is processed through Illinois TaxNet and its use has increased steadily from 2006,
when 9,996 payments were processed, to 12,512 payments in 2007, and 17,491
payments for 2008. Payments via ACH credit also rose during this period from 73,821
credits processed in 2006, to 77,990 in 2007, and 84,736 for 2008. Since October
2006 when it began accepting credit/debit card payments to the end of 2008, IDES
received 2,459 payments by these means. In addition to the added convenience to
employers, electronic payments have expedited deposits to the UI Trust Fund, making
funds available sooner for benefit payments.
#EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS #
% Change from
SFY 2006 $2,430,632,003 19.5%
SFY 2007 $2,303,288,824 -5.2%
SFY 2008 $2,026,806,875 -12.0%
● Wage Information System
The Wage Information System (WIS) is designed to streamline the posting and
maintenance of more than 7 million individual wage details submitted quarterly by more
than 275,000 Illinois employers. The information posted in this system is used to
determine claimants’ monetary eligibility for UI benefits. This system has the flexibility to
reflect changes in laws or requirements. It also provides information used in quarterly
filing packets. Due to the high volume of individual wage details posted to the system,
WIS can retain eight quarters of information online; however, older, purged data is
archived in a microfilm retrieval system.
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