Glossary of Key Terms
Glossary of Terms
Employer - An employing unit determined to be liable for unemployment insurance taxes in Maryland.
Employer Account Number - The 10 digit number assigned by Maryland to a liable employer’s
Unemployment Insurance tax account. Quarterly wage data is reported
under this account number (first 2 digits are zeroes, and the last [10th] position is a modulus 11 check digit.
State Format - The record layout created by Maryland for quarterly tax and wage reporting
by CD and diskette exclusively for Maryland.
Federal Format - A record layout provided by the Social Security Administration
(SSA) for state
wage reporting; detailed information provided in that Agency’s publication TIB-4.
DLLR/DUI 15-16, Employer Contribution and Employment Report - A two part form which contains
summary tax and wage detail information. These forms MUST be submitted quarterly for each employer account number.
Hard Copy - Quarterly wage detailed on paper (e.g. computer printout) that is submitted
only when the magnetic media cannot be corrected in a timely manner.
ICESA Format - The uniform record layout created by the Interstate Conference of Employment Security
Agencies (ICESA) to standardize and simplify wage reporting, especially for multi-state employers.
Magnetic Media - Diskettes
* and CD-ROM's (must be readable by IBM compatible PC's running Windows
operating system 1995 or later)
Yr./Qtr. - The year and calendar quarter for which data are being submitted
e.g., 992 represents the period April 1, 1999, through June 30, 1999.