State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public November 26 through November 28, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, November 26.

DLLR's Division of Unemployment Insurance


Miscellaneous - Use of Magnetic Media for Wage Reporting and Contributions Returns - Unemployment Insurance Contributions


       Glossary of Key Terms
       Magnetic Media Transmittal Form (Exhibit E)


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.

Exhibit E

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* It is anticipated that DLLR will discontinue accepting diskettes in the next two years, around January 2013.