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Internet Filing of Quarterly Returns for Unemployment Compensation (Forms UC-2/2A) & Electronic Payment of Contributions via Electronic

As part of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s efforts to improve the efficiency of state government, the PA Departments of Labor & Industry and Revenue have partnered to bring you e-TIDES (Electronic Tax Information and Data Exchange System).
E-TIDES is an Internet filing system that allows for the electronic filing of returns and/or payments for the following taxes and services:
  • Bank Shares Tax, Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax, Bank Loans Tax
  • Corporation Taxes
  • Employer Withholding Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Liquid Fuels and Fuels Tax
  • Marine Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
  • Public Utility Realty Tax
  • Sales, Use and Hotel Occupancy Tax
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Utilities Gross Receipts Tax
  • Department of Revenue EFT Registration Tax List
  • List of Tax Forms available for Online Filing
You can read about e-TIDES, the registration requirements, payment methods allowed, file upload features, and take a tour of the system prior to registering online at


It’s safe. With built-in security measures, you know your information cannot be accessed over the Internet by anyone except the Department.
The site and your data are secured with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and 128-bit encryption.
You can register online to use e-TIDES.
You can allow multiple filers within your business or outside your business (i.e. accountant, payroll firm, etc.) to file returns and/or make payments for your business. You control the level of access of your filers.
It’s easy. The math is done for you.
You can file during the reporting period (April, July, October, January) when it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can file your return early and arrange to make your payment using electronic funds transfer anytime through the due date.
Pay electronically using either ACH Debit or ACH Credit.
You know your tax return was filed and received. You will get a separate confirmation from the Department of Labor and Industry for submitting your wage detail report, and your tax return with payment.
You can view your Internet filing history online. The system will keep a record of your returns and any payments made electronically.
There are no added costs for this service.

For More Information:

Visit the e-TIDES website at
Visit the Department of Labor and Industry’s website at; Keyword: unemployment.
You can also call our UC Tax Information Line at 1-866-403-6163.
If you have trouble using e-TIDES to file your UC returns, e-mail us at
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