How to File

In 2014, the Department of Labor & Industry required that employers file unemployment compensation (UC) quarterly reports electronically through the Unemployment Compensation Management System (UCMS). Paper UC-2 and UC-2A forms are no longer being mailed.
There are several options from which to choose to electronically file UC tax and wage data. These options are:
  • online reporting,
  • file upload through the employer portal, or
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
The online filing option should be used only if the number of employees in your entity is 100 or less. If the number of employees exceeds 100, you must either file upload or FTP.

Penalty for Non-Compliance with Electronic Filing Requirement

Employers who are unable to comply with the electronic filing requirements must file a waiver request form. Effective with the 1st quarter 2015 filing period, ending March 31, 2015, employers without a department-approved waiver whose reports are not filed electronically will be charged a penalty equal to 10 percent of the contribution amount, with a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $250.
Click here to get Acrobat Reader You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to successfully view/print some information. This software is provided free of charge and you may download the latest version by clicking on the 'Get Acrobat Reader' button.
Contact UsCommonwealth PortalContact the Web Team | Privacy PolicyDisclaimer
Copyright ©  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania