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16404: DE - Filing Quarterly Assessment Reports (DAS)


Drake Accounting®: How do I create and file the Delaware UC-8?  


For filing to the Delaware Department of Labor (DOL), DAS produces:

  • A PDF copy of Form UC-8, Quarterly Tax Report, and Form UC-8A, Quarterly Payroll Report.
  • A .txt file for e-file.

See Related Links below for required setup information before creating the state wage report.

 To prepare the UC-8:

  • Select the Employees or On the Fly menu, then select State Tax & Wage Forms.
  • Make sure DE is selected, then select UC 8 UC 8-A from the Forms droplist.
  • Select the applicable quarter.
  • Review the form and make any necessary entries or edits.
  • Make sure the e-File checkbox is marked (if e-filing), then select Save/Print.


Save/Print creates a PDF copy of the form that can be printed and paper-filed. If e-File was marked, a .txt file for upload to the Delaware DOL Online Employer Services Portal is also created.

To e-file:

  • Log in to the Online Employer Services Portal.
  • Follow the menu options to upload the wage file.
  • The file for upload can be found by browsing to the drive where DAS is installed > DrakeAccounting20YY > DAS20YYData > Clients > client code > EFile > DE > DEUC8UC8A (DrakeAccounting20YY > Clients > client code > EFile > DE > DEUC8UC8A in DS20 and prior) and selecting the file named DEUC8UC8A_YYYY-MM-DD_HR_MIN_SEC.txt (where YYYY-MM-DD_HR_MIN_SEC is the date and time of file creation).

For more information regarding Delaware Unemployment Insurance, see the Delaware UI Employer Handbook.​


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