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Tennessee Payroll Tax Compliance

Use this information to ensure compliance with state payroll tax regulations. Find details on tax forms, withholdings, unemployment and other tax, e-file and pay information, general state and agency information, and employer registration.

Agency Form Detail

Form ID Tax Code Form Name
New Hire Report (Filing) UI New Hire Report
Effective Date
Form Name
New Hire Report
Filing Frequency
As required.
Filing Due Dates
Due within 20 days after the employee is hired, rehired or returns to work.
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
No
File Zero Liability Rules
No

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
Print and Mail

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Signature-ready form to be printed, signed, and mailed to tax agency.
Payment Methods
N/A
LB-0456 (Filing) UI Premium Report
Effective Date
Form Name
Premium Report
Filing Frequency
Quarterly
Filing Due Dates
Due on or before the last day of the month following the end of the Quarter. (April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31).
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
Yes
File Zero Liability Rules
Yes

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
Report
Payment Methods-DIY
Check

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Electronic filing and/or payment submission to the agency.
or
Worksheet to be used to assist with the filing and/or payment submission to the agency.
Payment Methods
ACH Credit
LB-0851 (Filing) UI Wage Report
Effective Date
Subform of
LB-0456
Form Name
Wage Report
Filing Frequency
Quarterly
Filing Due Dates
Filed with Form LB-0456 when needed.
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
Yes
File Zero Liability Rules
Yes

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
E-File

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Electronic filing submission to the agency.
or
Worksheet to be used to assist with the filing submission to the agency.
Payment Methods
N/A

Agency contact information

Effective Date
Agency Name
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Employment Security Division
Vendor Payable Name
Tennessee Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development
Mailing Address
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243-1002
Phone Numbers
1-844-224-5818.
Support Website URL
https://lwdsupport.tn.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new
Agency Website URL
https://www.tn.gov/workforce/employers/tax-and-insurance-redirect/unemployment-insurance-tax.html

Agency Holidays

Effective Date
Agency Holidays
Federal Reserve Bank Holidays:
New Year's Day - January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - January 18
Washington's Birthday - February 15
Memorial Day - May 31
Independence Day - July 5 (Observed)
Labor Day - September 6
Columbus Day - October 11
Veterans' Day - November 11 
Thanksgiving Day - November 25 
Christmas Day - December 25

State Observed Holidays:
 Good Friday – April 2
 Day after Thanksgiving - November 26
Christmas Eve - December 23 (observed)
Christmas Day - December 24 (Observed)
New Year's Eve - December 31

Agency Account Number Formats (QuickBooks Desktop Payroll only)

Effective Date
Account Number Name
TN Employment Security Division State Acct No.
QuickBooks Employer Account Number Format(s)
9999-999 9

Agency Tax Rate Detail

Effective Date
Fixed Dollar Amount
N/A
Minimum Rate
0.01%
Maximum Rate
10%
New Employer Rate
2.7%

Employer Wage Base

Effective Date
Wage Base Amount
$7,000.00

Employee Rates

Fixed Rate
N/A

Employee Wage Base

Wage Base Amount
N/A

Agency Tax Payment Details

Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
TN Unemployment

Verification Tracking

Last Verified Date
03-08-2018

Tax Payment Frequency Detail

Payment Frequency Payment Name
Quarterly TN Unemployment
Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
TN Unemployment
Frequency
Quarterly
Liability Accrual Period
Calendar Quarter
Due Date
Due the last day of the month following the end of the quarter (April 30, July 31, October 31, January 31).
Threshold Requirement
NA

Electronic Mandate Requirements

Effective Date
Employer Filing Requirements
All Employers are required to file electronically.
Employer Payment Requirements
No mandate.

Unemployment Insurance Tax

How does the agency prefer the employer to register?
Mail or Fax
Where can I find out more about the agency process for registration?
https://www.tn.gov/workforce/employers/tax-and-insurance-redirect/unemployment-insurance-tax.html
Is there a registration fee?
No
What is the name of the form to use for registration?
Tennessee Report to Determine Status Application for Employer Number
What is the link to the form for registration?
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/workforce/documents/Forms/LB-0441.pdf
Additional information about the registration for this state.
Paper registration is only option at this time. Once received by the Tax Division it will be 3-4 weeks before an employer receives their account number in the mail.

ACH payment method can be turned on if we have AID

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