Each year, the Division of Employment Security (DES) certifies the tax rate, amount of taxable wages, and amount of tax paid by each employer in the prior calendar year to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A computer program compares the information reported to the IRS on Form 940 or Schedule H to taxable wages and payments reported to Missouri for unemployment insurance (See FUTA Tax.)
If there is a discrepancy between the state's records and the federal records, the IRS may contact the DES for re-certification or the employer may request a re-certification from the state.
Request for recertification may be made in one of the following ways:
- Online through the DES Unemployment State Tax Automated Reporting (USTAR) system.
- Writing to the Division of Employment Security, Attn: Employer Accounts Unit, P.O. Box 59, Jefferson City MO 65104
- Sending fax to 573-751-9705
- Calling 573-751-1785