WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW
72-1346A. Advances under title XII of the social security act to employment security fund — Federal advance interest repayment fund. (1) In the event the director determines that it is necessary to obtain advances from the federal unemployment account in the unemployment trust fund pursuant to title XII of the social security act (42 U.S.C. 1321), and that a request for such advances is authorized under section 1201 of the social security act, or under any other act of congress extending such authority, the director shall request the governor to make application to the secretary of labor of the United States for such advances.
(2) The governor is authorized to make application to the secretary of labor of the United States to obtain advances pursuant to title XII of the social security act (42 U.S.C. 1321 et seq.). Funds so advanced shall be for the payment of unemployment insurance benefits.
(3) Any amount transferred to the employment security fund by the secretary of the treasury of the United States in accordance with this section shall be repaid from the employment security fund as provided in section 1202 of the social security act (42 U.S.C. 1322).
(4) There is established in the state treasury the "Federal Advance Interest Repayment Fund." This fund shall consist of all moneys collected pursuant to subsection (5) of this section and interest earned upon any moneys in the fund. All moneys in the fund are perpetually appropriated to the director for the payment of interest on any advance made to this state pursuant to title XII of the social security act, except that if, at the end of any calendar year, all advances and interest have been repaid, any remaining balance in the fund shall be transferred to the employment security fund. Interest charges due and payable pursuant to section 1202 of the social security act, may be paid by the director from the federal advance interest repayment fund. Such expenditures shall not be subject to any law requiring specific appropriations or other formal release by state officers of money in their custody, nor shall such expenditures require the approval of the board of examiners.
(5) A federal advance interest repayment tax may be levied in accordance with the following provisions when required under paragraph (b) of this subsection:
(a) On the first day of the third month of a calendar quarter, the director shall:
(i) Estimate the interest payable on federal advances obtained under subsections (1) and (2) of this section;
(ii) Estimate the amount of federal advance interest repayment tax receipts expected to be collected during the quarter for any preceding calendar quarter in which such tax was assessed;
(iii) Add the amount in the federal advance interest repayment fund on the last day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter to the estimate in paragraph (ii) of this subsection; and
(iv) Subtract the sum obtained in paragraph (iii) from the estimate in paragraph (i) of this subsection.
(b) If the remainder obtained under paragraph (iv) of subsection (5)(a) of this section is more than zero, each covered employer subject to this section may, at the director’s sole discretion, be assessed a federal advance interest repayment tax. Such tax shall be a percentage of the contributions payable under sections 72-1349 and 72-1350, Idaho Code, for the calendar quarter, but in no case shall be less than one dollar ($1.00). The percentage shall be determined by dividing the remainder in paragraph (iv) of subsection (5)(a) of this section by the estimated amount of contributions due and payable on wages paid during the quarter. The percentage shall be rounded up to the next one-tenth of a percent (0.1%).
(c) The tax assessed shall be collected and paid in accordance with such rules as the director may prescribe. All such taxes collected shall be deposited in the federal advance interest repayment fund. Any such tax imposed in a calendar quarter shall be paid on or before the last day of the second month following the close of such calendar quarter. An extension of time for payment may be granted for good cause in accordance with section 72-1349(4), Idaho Code.
(d) If any covered employer fails to pay such tax on or before the date on which they are due, such tax shall bear penalty at a rate of five dollars ($5.00) for each month or fraction thereof until paid; provided, that in no case shall the penalty exceed the actual amount of the tax due and payable. The date of payment shall be deemed the date of actual receipt by the director, or if mailed, the date of mailing. Penalties collected pursuant to this subsection shall be paid into the federal advance interest payment fund. Furthermore, if any employer becomes delinquent in making payment of the tax as required by this subsection, such employer shall be subject to the collection provisions in sections 72-1355 and 72-1360, Idaho Code.
(e) A covered employer may make application to the director for a refund or credit of any amount erroneously paid as tax under this subsection. Such applications and the director’s determinations regarding them shall be made in accordance with the provisions of section 72-1357, Idaho Code.
(f) This section does not apply to covered employers eligible and electing the cost reimbursement payment method under section 72-1349A, Idaho Code.
[72-1346A, added 1983, ch. 146, sec. 3, p. 388; am. 1998, ch. 1, sec. 57, p. 36; am. 2001, ch. 32, sec. 2, p. 51.]