Alabama Department of Labor

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Labor Offers State-of-the-Art Online Services to Employers


The Alabama Department of Labor offers employers the option to file unemployment insurance wage and contribution reports online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Through the Labor secure Web site, employers may compute, file and pay unemployment taxes. The online service is efficient and provides an easy payment method for employers that want to use electronic funds transfer. To complete the process, an Unemployment Compensation account number and a Federal Identification Number is needed. Once the account is set up on the Internet, future contributions filings are merely a matter of updating employee additions or deletions. This application allows reports for company records to be viewed and printed.


“This Internet service is especially useful for small business employers who can save time and money while complying with state and federal laws,” says Tom Surtees, Labor director.


Registration is available through the Labor home page at: After clicking on the e-gov icon, help screens will be available for every step of the process. For further assistance, employers may call (334) 242-8467.


New employers may also register online. Registration may be completed in a few moments by selecting the same e-gov icon and following the prompts. This process provides an Unemployment Compensation account number.


“No changes are necessary, so employers can use their same reporting format without the expense of producing tapes, diskettes or CDs that would require packaging and postage for mailing,” says Surtees.


The reporting process is private, secure and immediate. There is no size limit for the number of wages to be transmitted and the service eliminates the possibility of wage information being lost or damaged in the mail. Once the wage information is uploaded employers receive immediate verification.