Estimated Annual Payroll Information Due April 30

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It is time to estimate your payroll for the upcoming 2020–2021 fiscal year. The projection you provide will be used to calculate your 2020–2021 fiscal year employer contributions due from the state foundation program. Your estimate is due to STRS Ohio by April 30.

To prepare an accurate estimate for all STRS Ohio members who will be on payroll for the period beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, include:

  1. Any increases effective during the period,
  2. Payments to be made for applicable federal programs, and
  3. Any payments for substitute teachers and tutors.

Log in to Employer Self Service (ESS) to Submit the Information

To complete your payroll estimate, log in to ESS and click on “Estimated Payroll” in the Additional Tools menu or the Outstanding Reports section.

To help you prepare an accurate estimate, the projected amount of your 2019–2020 payroll is prepopulated in the Prior Year Projected Annual Payroll field. The start date of the upcoming fiscal year is also prepopulated in the Fiscal YR Beginning field.

To complete the report, enter your estimated payroll for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021) in the Estimated Payroll field. Then click “Submit.”

An explanation is required in the Comments field if your estimate is:

  1. A decrease from the prior year projected annual payroll, or
  2. An increase greater than 10% of the prior year projected annual payroll.

If you have questions, please contact the Employer Reporting Department toll-free at 888‑535‑4050 or email [email protected].