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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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