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Vendor Contracted by Illinois Department of Employment Security Data Breached

3/24/17 - ​IDES notified the Illinois General Assembly of confirmation that one of its vendors experienced a data breach affecting approximately 1.4 million Illinois job seekers, according to the vendor’s current estimate. The vulnerability was not the result of any deficiency in software maintained by the State of Illinois and may have impacted ten states.

“The threat of cyber-crime is a clear and present danger to the citizens of Illinois and our administration will continue pressing forward with a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy,” Eleni Demertzis, Spokeswoman for Governor Rauner.  “We implore Comptroller Mendoza to reevaluate her decision to hold up funding for this important project, which everyday puts the people of Illinois at risk.”
Unemployment rate drops to 5.4% in February - Over-the-year job growth remains behind national average

​3/23/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate declined 0.3 percentage points to 5.4 percent in February and nonfarm payrolls increased by +25,600 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data proved by the U.S. ​

Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas - More than half of Illinois Metro areas have fewer jobs than a year ago

​3/16/17 - The majority of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced increases in their over-the-year unemployment rate. Five of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, eight reported declines, and one was unchanged, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Coming Soon! 

Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax Illinois​​

Starting September 2017, employers will be able to use MyTax Illinois for their unemployment insurance monthly wage reporting, quarterly unemployment insurance report filing, and the contribution payment process.

Many taxpayers already use the secure MyTax Illinois website portal to electronically file and pay taxes with the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR). This simple, secure MyTax Illinois experience will soon be extended to employers who file and pay unemployment insurance taxes as well.

Some of the benefits that you can expect to see will include the ability to:

    • Register your new business with IDES and IDOR in one secure location
    • Save time by filing your wage reports and paying your unemployment contributions electronically
    • Make changes to your account information quickly and easily
    • Get immediate online confirmation that reports and payments have been received and processed timely
    • View IDES & IDOR correspondence, account balances and other documents through a secure message center

IDES and IDOR are dedicated to improving the tax experience for employers by offering a secure, proven online system to manage your tax accounts. Keep watching the IDES website for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact the IDES Employer Hotline at 1-800-247-4984. Thank you!

Constance Beard
Director, IDOR

February 2017

Jeffrey D. Mays
Director, IDES

MyTax Illinois