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What are an employer's electronic (paperless) filing options?

Effective 3rd Quarter 2013

The Rules of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (56 Ill. Code 2760.140) have been changed to require employers with 25 or more employees during the prior calendar year to file their Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report (UI-3/40) electronically.

Magnetic media, such as, diskette, CD or cartridge will no longer be approved filing methods for Quarterly Reports after the second quarter of 2013.


The ONLY approved filing methods for Quarterly UI 3/40 Reports are:

  1. TaxNet Manual Entry
  2. TaxNet File upload
  3. TaxNet File import
  4. Fed/State Employment Taxes Program (FSET) - a program for large employers and payroll companies to electronically file and pay both their federal and Illinois employment taxes.
  5. Zero Wage Telefiling at 1-800-793-6860
  6. FTP

File Format Guides

Our quarterly filing guides are available for download below in the Adobe PDF Format. Download a free copy of Adobe Reader at the Adobe website.