Tennessee Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Volunteer State: learn about Tennessee payroll tax and registration here.

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Account Number(s) Needed:

Companies that pay employees in Tennessee must register with the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development for an Employer Number for Unemployment taxes.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development: 9999-999-9 (8 digits)

Required Payroll Documentation:


  • Not applicable


  • LB-0851 (if filing by paper): Use any report that contains SSN, First name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Total Wages Paid by Quarter.

Third Party Access /POA Needed:

  • No

Local Income Taxes Imposed:  

  • No

State Resources:

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details

Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

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