Taxable Wage Base - Calculating Excess & Taxable Wages
2016 - Archived
Is Your Address Current?
Does Your Account Have a Credit Balance?
Reap the Benefits of Filing and Paying UI Taxes Electronically
Quarterly Report Reminders
2015 - Archived
Common Reporting Errors
2015 Unemployment Insurance Law Changes That Impact Employers – Effective July 1, 2015
Meet UI Claims 8-Day Response Deadlines With the State of Montana’s File Transfer Service
1st Quarter 2015 - Archived
2014 - Archived
Filing Montana Unemployment Insurance (UI) quarterly reports and making payment by the due date can result in significant cost savings to your business.
We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has visited our new UI eServices for Employers and encourage others to do the same.
If you cannot file electronically, please use the forms provided by the Department.
Our new UI tax system and UI eServices for Employers will be available for first quarter 2014 report filing.
2013 - Archived
During the recent prolonged recession, with much higher levels of unemployment and multiple federal benefit extensions, UI programs nationwide experienced higher levels of improper benefit payment.
The following UI legislation was passed in 2013 that affects employers. We will provide additional information on House Bill 127 in our next quarterly newsletter.
In 2014, all Montana Employers (and those who do payroll) will be able to access UI information through the new DLI Employer Web Portal!
The taxable wage base for experience rated employers for calendar year 2013 is $27,900 as compared to $27,000 in 2012. The 2013 taxable wage base is 80% of the 2011 average annual wage in Montana.
2012 - Archived
Your UI tax is due in full at the end of each quarter and keeping up with the amount due may have a positive impact on your computed UI rate.
Unemployment Insurance law covers services performed by officers of a corporation and members of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) that is taxed for federal tax purposes as a corporation.
It’s a new year and the perfect time to consider on-line filing!
UI contribution rate notices for experience rated employers* were mailed the week of December 13, 2011.
2011 - Archived
Your UI Tax is due in full at the end of each quarter and keeping up with the amount due may have a positive impact on your computed UI rate.
HB80-Unemployment Insurance’s general revisions bill, clarifies that: Partners, sole proprietors and LLC members (who file tax as either a sole proprietorship or partnership) should not report their business draws as wages.
Warp on the Web (WOW) is our on-line filing service. If you are not a WOW user, first quarter is a good time to start using WOW so excess and taxable wages calculate correctly through the year.
UI contribution rate notices for experience rated employers* were mailed the week of December 14, 2010.
2010 - Archived
Montana Unemployment Insurance Division is required to notify employers that wage information and other confidential unemployment compensation information may be requested and utilized for other governmental purposes, including, but not limited to, verification of an individual’s eligibility for other governmental programs, by authority of Section 603.11(b) of 20 CFR.
A probationary period is a useful tool for employers to determine if an employee is going to “work out” for long term employment.
Montana Department of Labor and Industry