Tax Department Quarterly Announcements

Overview

This page contains information about programs and services that can benefit your business.

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1st Quarter 2019

Small Business Resources

The Texas Workforce Commission’s website provides resources and services to help small business owners compete in the Texas and global economy.

Please visit our "For Small Businesses" webpage where you will find information on the following:

  • The Skills for Small Business program which supports Texas businesses with fewer than 100 employees. The program provides training through local community colleges, technical colleges, or the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX);
  • WorkInTexas, which is TWC’s premiere job search engine to post jobs, search resumes and find qualified job seekers;
  • Texas Business Conferences, which are held throughout Texas. Employers will learn about state and federal employment laws, handling unemployment claims, taxes and more; and
  • Additional links to other resources which are available to Texas businesses

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4th Quarter 2018

Where to Report Workers

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) uses the following sequence of tests to determine where an employer should report their workers and pay unemployment taxes:

  • Location of Services
  • Employee's Base of Operation
  • Place of Direction and Control
  • Location of Employee’s Home Address
  • Services Outside of the United States

View the TWC Location of Services Checklist and determine where to report your workers.

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3rd Quarter 2018

Verify Employee Names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs)

Employers should verify employee information because correct names and SSNs:

  • Are the keys to the successful processing of your wage report submission;
  • Result in more accurate wage reports;
  • Save processing costs;
  • Reduce the number of potential wage investigations by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC); and
  • Allows TWC to give the proper credit to your employees' earnings record, which will be valuable information in timely handling of any current or future unemployment claims.

Verification Methods:

For information about Online Verification of SSNs:
Visit the Social Security Administration website

For Telephone Verification of SSNs
Call: 800-772-6270

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2nd Quarter 2018

Electronic Payments

Employers are required to pay quarterly UI taxes electronically.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) offers three electronic methods for payment of unemployment taxes:

  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit from a bank account
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Credit Card

Online payments are quick, easy and secure through the Unemployment Tax Services or TEXNET Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) systems.

The Unemployment Tax Services system allows payment by ACH debit and credit card. Payment using ACH debit is free.

Find more information about the TWC electronic payment options.

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