unemployment compensation

UC Quarterly Wage Reporting – Upload File Specifications

Below are the wage reporting file specifications as accepted by the Alabama Department of Labor. These documents are condensed versions of the original specifications for readability and to show exactly what Alabama expects to find in your wage files. Sample text files are provided as an additional reference. Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view the PDF files. The text samples can be downloaded by a right mouse click and ‘Save Target As’ in the menu. The most accurate view of a sample text file is provided by NotePad. In NotePad make sure that word wrap is turned off, and that the status bar is turned on for reference to character positioning.


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File Formats

Alabama Department of Labor 80 Byte BULK Format (pdf) (06/03/2008)
Note: This format is only available for the Bulk Filing – Upload application. Only applicable to tax preparers that have a Power of Attorney on file at Alabama Department of Labor to represent their client(s).Alabama Department of Labor Preferred FIle Format

Alabama Department of Labor 80 Byte Format (pdf)
Alabama Department of Labor 80 Byte Sample FIle (txt)

Excel Export Format (pdf)
Excel sample text file (txt)
Note: Uploads using this format must follow the instructions
step by step in order to process.

275 Byte Regular Format (pdf)
275 Byte Regular Format Sample File (txt)

275 Byte ICESA Format (pdf)
275 Byte ICESA Format Sample File (txt)

512 Byte MMREF Format (pdf)
512 Byte MMREF Format Sample File (txt)

128 Byte Regular Format (pdf)
128 Byte Regular Format Sample File (txt)