Find the forms and tools you need to manage and respond to Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims with these free resources and learn how best to prepare and approach the UI process.

1/9: Unemployment Taxes and Reporting Table of Contents


See what the Business Hub has to offer for Unemployment Taxes and Reporting resources

  • Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security: COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits
  • IDES Employer COVID-19 FAQs
  • DCEO Essential Businesses FAQs
  • Unemployment Taxes and Reporting
  • MyTax Illinois
  • State Information Data Exchange Systems (SIDES)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Frequently Used Forms and Publications

2/9: Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)


The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) website has been updated. Information that has been added includes:

    • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compnesation (PEUC) claims
    • News and Announcements as the State of Illinois works towards advancing to the next Phase in recovery

You may also file an Unemployment Claim from this page by clicking on the "File an Unemployment Claim (Regular or PUA)" section and watching the video on this page.

3/9: Illinois Department of Employment Security: COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits


Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.

4/9: Essential Businesses & Operations Frequently Asked Questions


The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has COVID-19 related FAQs for essential business employers in Illinois.

5/9: Unemployment Taxes and Reporting


Illinois DES administers the Unemployment Insurance trust fund, collecting employer taxes and disbursing unemployment benefits. IDES also provides employment services to employers and job seekers in addition to beint the state's primary provider of employment statistics which involves the development and maintenance of labor market and career information programs. This includes:

6/9: MyTax Illinois


If you are an Illinois business, you can manage your business' unemployment insurance tax processes online with MyTax Illinois. Pay related taxes, fees, and much more.

For more information and to get started, click here.

7/9: Illinois State Information Data Exchange Systems (SIDES)


SIDES is a free online system that allows businesses to manage and respond to Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims.

To learn more about and use this resource, click here for more information.

8/9: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Click this link for a list of frequently asked questions that employers ask IDES along with the answers you need today.

9/9: Frequently Used Forms and Publications


Click this link for the most frequently used forms and publications covering topics and specific questions that often come up when doing business with IDES.