Overview: If you're a new company or have an employee working out of Texas and unemployment tax, that can be done through the Texas Workforce Commission website.

Important: Texas does not impose a state income tax, so you will only need to register for unemployment income tax.

Type of Tax:

State Unemployment Income Tax (SUI)

Additional Resources:

How to Grant TPA Access


State Unemployment Income Tax (SUI)

Tax Agency:

Texas Workforce Commission

Register Your Business

  1. Go to the Texas Workforce Commission website.

  2. Click logon to register for a new unemployment tax account

  3. Log on with your existing TWC User ID or create a new User ID

  4. Under quick links, select Sign Up for User ID

  5. Answer a series of questions about the ownership of the business and the number of locations

  6. Once the registration is complete, you will receive a TWC Tax Account Number instantly

Please let us know about your new SUI account number and rate, or you can enter that through your Buddy Punch account via Payroll --> Company Details --> choose Update next to Onboard Status.

If you have questions about obtaining the registration process, please contact the Texas Workforce Commission at 512-463-2699 or email: tax@twc.texas.gov with any questions.


How to Grant TPA Access

  1. Login to your TWC online services account

  2. Click on User Admin to the right of the My Home tab

  3. Select Applicant List under the Quick Links table. You should see KOHL, Jim; Check Technologies

  4. Under the Action header, click on Review. If you don’t see “KOHL, JIM”, it is because Check Technologies hasn’t requested access due to online account limitations. Please verify you have set up an administrator for your TWC account.

  5. On the Review Applicant page, click on the Approve button.

  6. On the User Permissions page, click the checkbox for the following permissions:

    1. Manage Wage Reports

    2. Make Payment

    3. View Payment

  7. Click Submit.

    Please let us know when done so we can verify TPA access on our end.


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