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Electronic Filing and Payments via TaxNet

Every business with employees in Illinois must register with IDES and file monthly wage reports and quarterly contribution (tax) reports. Employers who are subject to the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act supply the funds IDES uses to pay benefits to the unemployed.

Help and Resources


Learn about employer taxes.

What are some employer UI tax responsibilities? What UI tax payment options are available?

Steps to Enroll

Steps to enroll.

IDES offers employers different options to pay UI taxes electronically:
  • Illinois TaxNet:  You can file your report and pay via ACH Debit by using this secure online application.
  • New TaxNet users: see registration instructions prior to signing up
  • The TaxNet website is best viewed with Internet Explorer 8 and above. Select the Download button below to be directed to the Internet Explorer download site.
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  • Electronic Funds Transfer via Automated Clearing House: this service assures your payment will take only 24 hours to process and the funds will clear your bank account the next day. Please call the TaxNet Hotline to set up your Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Pay bill with your Visa or Master card:  IDES accepts Master card, Visa, Discover and American Express credit and debit card payment via the Paybill website.