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Details on recouping UI taxes; frontline worker bonuses

Details from DEED on recouping UI taxes

Updated May 9, 2022. Click here for the latest from DEED. 

A UI Trust Fund fix was recently enacted and the new law impacts every employer in the state. Unfortunately, this change happened after employers were billed under the old tax rates and many businesses have already paid these higher taxes. On May 9, the Chamber hosted a webinar featuring DEED Commissioner Steve Grove on employers' UI tax bills, as well as Commissioner Roslyn Robertson of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on frontline worker bonuses. Per DEED:

  • On Saturday, May 7, DEED recalculated the amount of 1st quarter 2022 taxes for about 113,000 employers.
  • Because most employers had already reported their wage detail and made their first quarter 2022 tax payments, the recalculation created credits on their UI accounts.
  • Credits can be left on your UI account or you can request a refund. Refunds will take at least a couple months to fully process.
  • Visit https://uimn.org/employers/index.jsp to login and view your credit and click here for FAQ on the UI tax changes. 

 

Webinar

Details from Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on frontline worker bonuses

Updated May 9, 2022. Click here for the latest from DLI. 

Per DLI on frontline worker bonuses: 

  • Within 15 days after the application period is opened, employers in the 15 identified sectors must provide notice to all current workers who may be eligible for payments of the assistance available to them and how to apply for payments. 
  • More specificity regarding eligibility details for covered jobs will be provided during the application process.   
  • DLI is currently developing a form that can be used by employers to meet the notice obligation and it will be available via their frontline worker page when it is complete. 

Visit https://frontlinepay.mn.gov for more details and to sign up for email notifications once further details and timelines as well as the employer notice form are released.