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UIA Resources for Employers
UIA Resources for Employers
Manage Your Tax Account
MIWAM allows you to perform routine transactions such as filing reports, paying taxes, viewing statements, submitting inquiries and updating your unemployment tax account information online.
Register for Michigan Taxes
If you have employees covered by the Michigan UI law, you must register for an employer account.
Register for most Michigan business taxes, and /or a sales tax license using this on-line e-Registration application. You must have your Federal EIN (FEIN) to register using this site.
Launching a Business?
The UIA’s Employer Seminars are back for 2023 and it’s not too late to sign up for one this summer. You’ll learn the basics about unemployment insurance, how to navigate your MiWAM account, employer liability and tax rates, and additional resources provided by the UIA. There will also be time for questions and answers from the audience.
|June 1||10 a.m. to noon|
Register for either or all sessions by emailing UIA-EmployerAdvisor@Michigan.gov.
The seminars are sponsored by the UIA’s Office of Employer Ombudsman, which is committed to making your interactions with UIA positive while answering your questions about general unemployment and tax issues.
Office of Employer Ombudsman
Employers with questions may call our Office of Employer Ombudsman (OEO) unit at 1-855-484-2636.
Employer Advocacy Program
About Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance is a form of social insurance, administered by Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). It is designed to provide unemployment benefits to help workers replace some of their lost wages after they have become unemployed through no fault of their own, such as by a layoff.
The benefits allow workers enough time to look for a job reasonably similar to the one they had. It also helps an employer by keeping experienced workers in the area and available to return to the employer when times get better. Finally, it helps the entire community during an economic downturn, because unemployment benefits are spent locally to buy food, clothing, and other necessities of life that local merchants sell.
Contributions or Reimbursements
How and When to Pay Your Unemployment Taxes
Michigan Employer Liability Toolkit
This toolkit explains when an employing unit becomes a liable employer under the Michigan Employment Security Act and guides employers through the registration process.
Forms and Fact Sheets
Michigan Employer Advisor
The Michigan Employer Advisor is a Newsletter for Michigan employers about Unemployment Insurance.