Connecticut Department of Labor: SNAFU!
I was just informed by an employee at the Connecticut Department of Labor that it just rolled out a new system for employers to file online their unemployment compensation reports—Form UC-2/5A. Unfortunately there appear to be glitches in their system. What else is new with governmental tax departments?
A couple of weeks ago I registered a new employer online on the Connecticut Department of Labor’s website, and had to wait about a week to receive information by mail in order to file its unemployment compensation report and make the requisite tax payment. After receiving such, last Tuesday I prepared the report; however, since there was no option visible to save the report, and not having my client’s approval or bank information to make payment, I filed the report, and was then informed that I had only until the next day, Wednesday, to make payment online.
Needless to say, when I went online the following day to make payment, an option to pay electronically was not available. Not having any payment voucher to pay by mail, and having been instructed not to file the report by mail, I called the Department of Labor, and was informed that it had undergone a system migration on Monday and there was some sort of a glitch in the online processing of the employer’s unemployment compensation payments.
SNAFU with the federal and state governments online tax reporting systems!
What else is new?
About William Brighenti
William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified Business Valuation Analyst. Bill began his career in public accounting in 1979. Since then he has worked at various public accounting firms throughout Connecticut. Bill received a Master of Science in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Hartford, after attending the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He subsequently attended Purdue University for doctoral studies in Accounting and Quantitative Methods in Business.
Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals throughout the country as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission.
In addition to the blog, Accounting and Taxes Simplified, Bill writes a blog, "The Barefoot Accountant", for the Accounting Web, a Sift Media publication.