Friday, April 27, 2012

Deadline on Monday for employer taxes

Monday is the deadline for employers to file their first wage and tax report for 2012 and pay the tax due. About 32,000 employers have until midnight on Monday, April 30, 2012, to file and pay their state unemployment insurance tax (also known as the Employment Security, or ES, tax) and Job Development Fund tax, and to file and remit the amount of Rhode Island Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) tax withheld from employees’ wages. This will be the first payment of state unemployment insurance tax using the new taxable wage base that applies for 2012.

To file employer tax reports, tax payments, and wage reports, some employers will use the paper version of Form TX-17 as updated for 2012. For more information about filing and paying online, click here. Employers with 25 or more employees must submit wage data electronically. For more information, call the Tax Division’s Employer Tax section at (401) 574-8700 (select option 2).