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Tax Filing Methods

MDES provides three (3) secure methods for Payroll Tax Preparers to choose from for electronic reporting of state unemployment tax and wage information.

1. Bulk Filing of Tax Reports

Payroll providers with 25 or more clients should use this method.
Using our prescribed format, tax reports for all your clients are submitted to MDES on one CD. The CD should contain the current quarter/year tax report only.
Payment is made in the form of one paper check for the combined total tax due from all of your clients.
The detailed wage information by employee name and SSN must be submitted on a separate CD according to the Magnetic Media Specifications FOUND HERE »

It's fast, accurate, and the best way to ensure state unemployment tax and wage reports and payments are submitted on time!!

more information about Bulk Filing of Tax Reports »


 

2. Register as a Third Party Agent

Payroll providers with less than 25 clients are encouraged to use this method.
Register as a Third Party Agent from our website.
Once you are registered, send an email to tax@mdes.ms.gov and request to be "linked" to your clients.
Include their business name, FEIN, and a power of attorney.
We will then link your account to theirs in our system.
Payment must be made via bank draft (ACH Debit) by providing your checking or savings account information.

You will be able to submit tax reports & payments, review and update your client's account information using your User Id and password!

register as a Third Party Agent »


 

3. Logon with client's User ID and password

This method will require you to access our system using your client's established User ID and password.
Your client must provide you with their User ID and password.
You use it to log in to their specific account and submit the tax and wage report and payments, make account updates or review account information.
The detailed wage information for each employee is saved so you won't have to enter it again the next quarter.
Payment must be made via bank draft (ACH Debit) by providing your checking or savings account information.

This method requires no additional set up on your part.

submit tax and wage reports using your or your client's logon information »


For assistance, contact MDES at tax@mdes.ms.gov