Overview

Employers can pay Unemployment Taxes Online using Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit, and credit card.

The check (by mail) payment option is only authorized for use by employers who have an approved hardship waiver on file with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

A hardship waiver is granted to employers who either:

  • do not have a computer or
  • do not have access to the Internet. 

For additional information about waivers or filing your report or paying your taxes electronically, please contact your nearest tax office.

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Requirements

User ID & Password

Paying unemployment taxes online using Unemployment Tax Services requires registration. During the quick and simple registration process, users create a User ID and password to use each time they access the online system. To register and to learn about other online services, visit Unemployment Tax Services.

Authority to Pay Unemployment Taxes Online

The account administrator for the employer's unemployment tax account grants the authority to pay unemployment taxes online. If you are the administrator for the employer's unemployment tax account, you already have the authority to pay unemployment taxes.

Banking Information (For Online ACH Debit Payments Only)

If you are paying using the Bank Account (Online ACH Debit) option, you must identify a bank account for your payment. The system will guide you through the process if you have not already identified a bank account. You will need to provide the bank name, bank routing number, bank account number and bank account type.

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Submitting Tax Payment

You may find the following information helpful in paying unemployment taxes.

Tips for Paying Unemployment Taxes

  • Each Web page in Unemployment Tax Services has a "Need help?" link to a help page explaining the page's purpose and defining each field.
  • Payments by bank account (online ACH debit) can be scheduled through the end of the current month.
  • Scheduled payments can be edited or deleted any time prior to their final processing by TWC.
  • Prior to submitting a payment, you can review and edit any information you entered.
  • A printer-friendly view of the online payment confirmation is available to print for your records.
  • An employer's payment history displays for ACH debit and credit card payments.
  • A remittance form can be downloaded to include with check payments for employers who have an approved hardship waiver on file.
  • You also can file a wage report online or adjust a filed wage report online.

Unemployment Tax Payment Process

Please use the following steps in paying your unemployment taxes.

  1. Logon to Unemployment Tax Services.
  2. Select the Payments tab from the My Home page.
  3. Select a payment option: Bank Account (Online ACH Debit) or Credit Card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) from the Make Payment page.
  4. Submit the payment if paying by ACH debit or credit card. The confirmation page displays for you to view and print for your records.
  5. If you are paying by check, select Check (By Mail) as the payment option and print the remittance form. Keep a copy of the remittance form for your records with the payment amount entered. Mail in the original with your payment.

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