Connecticut is what's referred to as a client-reporting state for unemployment insurance. Justworks needs your company’s information to report unemployment taxes under your unemployment account.
Here's what we need:
- Your Connecticut Unemployment Account number.
- Your current Unemployment Tax Rate for Connecticut.
- This Power of Attorney, signed and notarized.
Unsure of where to find the above? Please see the sections below with instructions for each requirement.
Obtaining a CT State Unemployment Account Number
Please follow the steps outlined below to obtain a Connecticut Unemployment Account Number:
- Head to Connecticut Employer Registration and register your business with the Connecticut Department of Labor.
- After you've completed this application, you'll receive an unemployment account number, which you’ll need to send to Justworks.
We joined Justworks in the middle of a quarter, what do we do?
If your company joined Justworks mid-quarter, Justworks will file for CT Unemployment for the whole quarter, as there cannot be duplicate filing under one Unemployment Account. In this scenario, you’ll need to send Justworks your quarter-to-date payroll reports. Please request all funds back from your previous payroll provider for Connecticut State Unemployment. Because Justworks will file for the entire quarter, we will bill your company for the amount that has already been withheld.
Closing your withholding account:
To close your Connecticut Withholding Account:
- Let your current payroll provider know to indicate last filing on the quarterly return for Connecticut (CT-941) for the last quarter they’re filing for you.
Check “If you no longer have employees in Connecticut check the box and enter the date of the last payroll.” The date listed should be the last pay date before you switched to Justworks.
If you’re having trouble completing the online account setup process, please contact the state’s customer service line for assistance.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.