All employers required to participate in the UI system must file the Massachusetts WR-1, also known as the Quarterly Report of Wages Paid. This form is necessary to assess paid UI contributions for each quarter and requires information regarding UI tax paid. Though payment is processed by the new DUA UI system, the Massachusetts WR-1 must be filed on a quarterly basis. Accuracy and precision are of utmost importance; employers may incur interest and penalties for incorrect or late filings. In fact, when a Quarterly Employment and Wage Detail report is not submitted to DUA as required, the amount of liability is assessed at 150% of the highest filed quarter.
An accurate Massachusetts WR-1 requires accurate payroll and time records, pointing up the importance of a comprehensive payroll system. This is where AMS can help. AMS Payroll is the solution to your Massachusetts unemployment insurance for employers problems. In addition to processing standard paycheck calculations, the software automatically calculates federal, state, and local taxes, ensuring accuracy and precision. The back-end data management tool ensures all relevant payroll and UI information is stored for later use (during tax season, for example), and an automatic saving feature ensures your work is never lost. If you struggle with Massachusetts unemployment insurance (for employers), AMS Payroll is the product for you.
Handling the New DUA UI System
Massachusetts employers are required to file the Massachusetts WR-1 in a new DUA UI system, meaning that those who attempt to use the former WebFile will be directed to DUA UI. Therefore, UI Online is a necessary part of managing your UI obligations as an employer. Though you must continue to file quarterly Employment and Wage Detail reports (Massachusetts WR-1), the DUA UI is where you will process payment. Most, if not all, of your UI-related transactions will be completed with DUA, meaning that constant account maintenance is necessary to ensure accurate and punctual payment. Again, AMS Payroll provides assistance; you are able to export data to all Tab-Delimited Text Files and/or QuickBooks General Journal, meaning employers can easily update their DUA UI information using the data gathered with AMS.
Getting Started with AMS
When you are ready to purchase our software, you can do so at any time and from anywhere. However, we understand the importance of making sound businesses decisions, especially if you are operating under a budget. To provide additional confidence in your purchase, we have made our software available online in the form of a free, downloadable demo. This is perfect for those who are interested in the idea of AMS Payroll but unsure of how the system works; use the demo to browse our features, test out tools, and see exactly how comprehensive a payroll solution can be.
If you have any questions, please contact our Sales and Information team at 800-536-1099. Still not convinced? See our testimonials page to scroll through our record of customer success. Massachusetts unemployment insurance for employers is a complicated process—AMS is here to make it simple.