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Tax and Insurance

This section covers both unemployment and Workers' Compensation tax information as well as programs that offer tax incentives for hiring new employees.


Apply for Hiring Incentives

Tennessee has several tax incentive programs to encourage workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.

Unemployment Insurance Tax

If you are liable for unemployment insurance premiums in Tennessee, you will be assigned an eight digit employer account number (e.g., 0000-000 0). Applications may be obtained online or by calling your local Employer Accounts Office or by calling toll free (844) 224-5818 and pressing  option 1, then option 2 for Employer Taxes.

Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook has been prepared to provide a simplified explanation of the premium and benefit provisions of the Tennessee Employment Security Law.