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Frequently asked questions about the delinquent account process and payment questions related to unemployment taxes for employers.
You can find your current balance due online if you have set up online access to our portal. The part of the portal where you can check your current balance is the billing detail section. If you do not have access to our online portal, please contact our office at (608) 261-6700 to be sent an access key. If you do not have internet access you can find your current balance due by contacting us at (608) 266-9700.
If you cannot pay the full amount due with your contribution and wage report, file the completed Contribution/Wage Report on time and pay as much as possible.
After filing the completed Contribution/Wage Reports, fill out and submit our payment plan request form. An analyst will review the request and respond as soon as possible.
You may also contact us at (608) 266-9700 to request an installment agreement.
As long as you honor the terms of the installment agreement (make installment payments and timely file and pay all subsequent liabilities), the department will not take other collection action. However, the department may file a tax warrant and/or intercept any State of Wisconsin or Federal tax refunds if your agreement extends past a four-month period.
A description of the various types of penalties that can be assessed on your Unemployment account and the criteria which must be met to have those penalties waived can be found on our penalty waiver request form.
Our system generates estimates based on previous quarters of wage reporting when an account is still open in our system and we didn't receive Contribution/Wage Reports for a quarter.
A tax warrant acts as a lien against real and personal property you own in the county in which it is filed. The warrant is filed with the Clerk of Court and is a public record of the amount you owe. It could affect your ability to obtain credit or sell real estate. There are fees associated with filing a warrant. The cost of filing and satisfying the warrant will be added to the delinquent tax account at the time the warrant is filed. Currently the cost is $10.
P.O. Box 8914
Madison WI 53708
(608) 266-9700 (press 0)
UI Tax Collections Email Inquiries
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