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Employers who only employ domestic employees, such as those who work for individuals in a home, use the forms listed on this page to report domestic employees’ wages.
You must pay unemployment taxes for domestic employee wages quarterly unless you elect to report the wages and pay taxes annually to the Texas Workforce Commission. Only employers who report wages for domestic employees only are eligible to report wages annually.
Domestic employers use the Domestic Employer’s Election Form (Form C-20) to elect to report wages and pay taxes annually. You must submit the annual election form by December 31st to begin filing annually for the next year. Otherwise, you must continue filing reports and making tax contributions quarterly. Once a domestic employer elects to report and pay annually, domestic employers do not need to resubmit the election form each year as long as they employ only domestic employees.
Use the domestic employer’s annual report form to report domestic wages and file unemployment taxes annually for the preceding year. The report form and tax payment are due by January 31st. The annual report form is for employers that report wages for domestic employees only. You must have previously been approved by the Texas Workforce Commission to file annually by submitting the Domestic Employer’s Election Form (Form C-20).
Domestic employers that report wages annually have the option to file the annual unemployment tax report online. To file online, register with Unemployment Tax Services.
To withdraw your election to pay unemployment taxes annually and switch back to quarterly reporting, submit a Domestic Employer’s Revocation form. This revocation request must be signed by the employer or an individual for whom a valid Written Authorization to Represent Employing Unit is on file with TWC.
Mail completed forms, inquiries, or corrections to:
TWC Tax Department
P.O. Box 149037
Austin, TX 78714-9037
Individuals may receive and review information that TWC collects about the individual by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to:
TWC Open Records
101 E 15th St, Rm 266
Austin, TX 78778-0001
Last Verified: November 06, 2013
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