WRS Monthly Retirement Remittance Reports (ET-1515) for 2000 Included with this Bulletin
Enclosed is your 12-month supply of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Monthly Retirement Remittance Reports (ET-1515) for 2000. Use these forms each month to report earnings paid in 2000 and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) contributions remitted for calendar year 2000.
Helpful Hints for Completing WRS Remittance Reports
Each month, please submit the remittance report with your payment to the Department of Employe Trust Funds (ETF) by the due date printed on each form. Remember to mail your reports and payments as early as possible to ensure they are received by ETF's bank on or before the due date. Wisconsin Administrative Code § ETF 10.64 requires ETF to assess an interest charge on all late reports, regardless of the date mailed. You must submit a report each month of the calendar year even if there are no earnings to report. Timeliness - The following are time considerations, by type of payment:
In processing the WRS Monthly Retirement Remittance Report (ET-1515), keep the following points in mind:
Detailed instructions on completing the WRS Monthly Retirement Remittance Report (ET-1515) are contained in Chapter 7 of the WRS Administration Manual (ET-1127, Rev. 05/99).
Prompt Payment of Over/Under Balances or Interest Due Notices
We continue to contact employers with out-standing WRS over/under balances. Upon receipt of an Over/Underpayment and/or Interest Due Notice (ET-1517), please follow the instructions on the second page of the notice. Payment should be made promptly on your next remittance report if you have underpaid. If you have overpaid, ETF's notice to you will explain how to take a credit on your next payment. Please contact the ETF contact person listed at the end of this Bulletin if you have questions about an ETF notice on underpayments or overpayments.
Wire Transfer Method of Payment of WRS Contributions
The wire transfer method for making contribution payments to the Wisconsin Retirement System allows employers to receive interest on their money up to the due date. Once the wire transfer method has been arranged, employers send their WRS Monthly Retirement Remittance Report (ET-1515) to ETF (without payment) five to seven days prior to the wire transfer. ETF supplies mailing labels for this purpose. Employers then instruct their banks to wire payment to Firstar Bank Milwaukee, N.A., before 10:00 a.m. on the due date noted on the WRS remittance report.
To begin this method of payment, please call the ETF contact person listed at the end of this Bulletin.
Employer IVR Reporting
An Employer Bulletin will be mailed shortly explaining a new method of processing WRS Monthly Remittance Reports. You can expect this Bulletin within the next two weeks.
ETF Contact Person for WRS Remittance Processing
For questions related to WRS Remittance Reports, the wire transfer method of payment, or Over/Underpayment and/or Late Interest Due Notices, please contact Ron Diehl at (608) 266-2737, FAX (608)266-5801 or TTY(608)267-0676. You can also email Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your phone number in all correspondence.