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Tennessee State Tax Information

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Tennessee Department of Revenue

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Withholding Requirements

  • Register as employer by filing Form LB-0441 (Report to Determine Status/Application for Employer Number)
  • No Withholding Tax in Tennessee
  • Withholding Method = NA
  • Supplemental Rate = NA

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Reserve ratio formula
Contribution rate Table 6
Wage Base is $7,000 for 2019
New employers use 2.7% 1-1-2019 to 6-30-2019
New construction employers use 7.0% until June 30, 2019
New manufacturing employers use 2.7% or 5.50% depending on classification until June 30, 2019
Experience employers range from 0.01% to 2.3% for positive -rated employers and from 5% to 10% for negative-rated employers
New mining employers use 5.0% until June 30, 2019.

State Disability Insurance (SDI):


State Labor Laws:

Minimum wage - The federal minimum wage rate applies.

Termination Pay - Fired/Quite - Later of the next regular payday or 21 days.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return
to work within 20 days on Form W-4 or TN New Hire
Reporting Form to:
Tennessee New Hire Operations Center
P.O. Box 17637
Nashville, TN 37217
877-505-4761 fax
To report online click here

Remit withholding for child support to

Child Support Services
Department of Human Services
Citizens Plaza Building, 12th Floor
400 Deadrick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-7400

To report online click here

Reciprocal States:



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