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Employers Non-Charges to Unemployment Tax Accounts Extended

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 03:00pm

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Jeff McCord has notified the leadership of the Employment Security division of changes to Tennessee law that allows employers across the state to avoid charges against their unemployment tax accounts. 

Pursuant to Senate Bill 2520, which was signed into law by Governor Bill Lee on May 25, 2021, the Employment Security Division is directed to suspend the provisions of T.C.A. 50-7-403(d) relating to base period contributory employers.

The employer tax account of any contributory employer in a claimant’s base period for any unemployment benefits paid to a claimant as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects, for unemployment claims filed between March 14, 2021, through July 3, 2021, shall be harmless and not charged.