Ohio 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.
In order to report, Justworks needs your Ohio Unemployment Account number and Unemployment Tax Rate.
We don't have an Ohio Unemployment Account, what do we do?
If you don't yet have an Ohio Unemployment Account, please create one HERE and follow the steps below:
Click "Register Now" on the left hand side.
Click "Employer Registration".
Register your business.
Notify Justworks of the Account Number and your current Unemployment Tax Rate for Ohio
Complete the OH Representative Authorization (JFS-20106) form to grant Justworks Third Party Administrator access for Unemployment
If you’re having trouble completing the online account setup process, please contact the state’s customer service line for assistance.
How do we close our withholding account?
To close your withholding account, mark the normal quarterly return, IT 941, as your final return by selecting “Yes” for "Cancel Withholding Account" (electronic filing through Ohio Business Gateway).
We joined Justworks in the middle of a quarter, what do we do?
If you joined in the middle of a quarter, Justworks will file for OH Unemployment for the whole quarter, as there cannot be duplicate filing under one Unemployment Account Please send Justworks your QTD payroll reports and request all funds back from your current Provider for Ohio State Unemployment. Since we will file for the entire quarter, we will bill you for the amount that has already been withheld, and we don’t want you to pay twice!
Please Note, if your company is coming from a PEO there should be no withholding account to close (as this should have been done with when you originally transitioned to their PEO).