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Unemployment Insurance Taxes

If you have employees, you have to pay unemployment taxes. What do you need to know? How do changes affect your business? ARIZONA@WORK and our partners help any size Arizona business find the answers they need.

Where to Start?

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is your best resource for all things related to Unemployment Insurance (UI) Taxes. After you log in to the DES site, you’ll find specifics on all this and more:


  • Reporting Wages
  • Paying UI Taxes
  • UI Tax Forms
  • Downloadable Employer Handbook

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Information for Employers

States across the nation have seen a surge in unemployment benefit fraud, largely associated with identity theft. There has not been a breach of information stored by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), however, criminals are obtaining individuals’ personal information using phishing scams, previous corporate data breaches, and other tactics and using this stolen information to file for Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. Use the Reporting Suspected Unemployment Fraud Toolkit and learn how to protect your business and employees from UI fraud.