The past few years have
presented very unique challenges to Iowa businesses and
workers. As we turn the corner on this economy and start to see
signs of recovery with lower unemployment insurance rates and
increases in job postings, our goal in the Unemployment
Insurance Division is to learn from this experience and create
systems and process that are more efficient, secure, and
My Iowa UI (MIUI), the new
web based unemployment insurance tax system, is an example of
one of those systems. Over 30,000 employers have already
registered and electronically enter their tax reports and make
payments on-line in a highly secure environment. MIUI is
designed as a portal for businesses, accountants, and third
party administrators (TPA) to manage their unemployment
insurance account on-line. We would like to thank all of our
businesses that have offered their appreciation for this
convenience and cost saving measure, as well as their ideas for
enhancements. This new tool will continue to be a work in
progress as long as we continue to receive feedback.
benefits have been a life line for many Iowans. The system has
been challenged to pay benefits for multiple programs often
times requiring significant system and procedural changes.
Fortunately we were able to provide the financial support to
victims of natural disasters, business downsizing, and seasonal
layoffs. We have learned much from this experience and know we
can be more efficient and effective. The Unemployment Insurance
division is aggressively pursuing changes in our data management
systems and all interfaces with our customer to reduce steps and
continue to ensure the integrity of the unemployment insurance
benefits system. As we make changes we will need input from our
stakeholders and welcome your suggestions.
Access Points are another tremendous resource for unemployment
insurance recipients and employers. On-line resources can now
be accessed at over 150 locations across Iowa and growing. The
unemployed can file a claim for benefits along with their weekly
report at one of these locations, and conduct an on-line search
for employment. Employers can file their quarterly tax report
through My Iowa UI. In all cases a toll free number and instant
messaging are available to address questions and concerns.
learn more about how to locate an IowaWORKS Virtual Access Point
Please feel free to contact
us on-line at:
UI Tax -
UI Benefits -
for Unemployment Insurance Services
January 7, 2014 - Beginning the week of January 13, 2014, Iowa
Workforce Development will begin processing the Form 1099-G telling
you the amount of benefits you were paid during 2013.
The 1099-G includes any benefit payments issued December 28, 2012
through December 27, 2013 and any federal and/or state taxes that
were withheld. The IRS and the state Department of Revenue were also
provided this information.
If you have moved since last year, you need to update your mailing
address with Iowa Workforce Development. If you haven't received
your notice, you will need to contact Iowa Workforce Development to
request that a duplicate copy be mailed to you.
The information contained on the 1099-G cannot be given out over the
phone, and must be mailed to you.
December 28, 2013 - The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program has not
been extended by the federal government. If you remain eligible, the
last week for which EUC will be paid is for the week ending December
28, 2013. EUC will not be paid for any weeks ending after December
28, 2013. This notice is to advise you so that you may make plans
If additional EUC benefits become available, Iowa Workforce
Development will contact you in writing with specific instructions
for reactivating your EUC claim.
Reemployment Services are available at your nearest IowaWORKS
Center or at our IowaWORKS Virtual Access Points. They have
workshops, resources and tools to help you find a new job. You may
also reach these resources at
Iowa’s Employer Unemployment Insurance Tax Tables Improve