Previous TWC Tax Department Quarterly Report Inserts
1st Quarter 2013
Minimizing UI Tax Rates
The Texas Workforce Commission encourages all Texas employers to take note of two ways you can help minimize increases to your unemployment tax rates. Frequently overlooked, is employer participation in The Attorney General's "new-hire" reporting system. This data-sharing is critical to helping TWC detect individuals that are receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits after they have returned to work.
In addition, employers can help by responding to the Request for Earnings Information notice. TWC conducts a quarterly wage check using individual wages reported by employers to the agency and cross checks those wages with individuals that are receiving UI benefits. If an individual was receiving UI benefits and an employer reported wages for the individual during the same quarter, TWC mails a "Request for Earnings Information" to the employer. The request is to determine if the individual was employed during week(s) claimed.
Failure to report new hires and/or respond to "Request for Earnings Information" can cause the undetected improper payment of benefits. These improper payments can lead to a higher tax rate. Tax rates are calculated based on the amount of benefits paid to your former employees along with a statewide factor that includes all benefit payments. Please help us avoid these overpayments and unnecessary impacts to your tax rate by helping TWC identify these overpayments. We will continue to work hard in keeping your tax rates at the lowest possible level.
4th Quarter 2012
TWC Skills Training Grants Boost Competitiveness
Do you believe that a well-trained, highly skilled workforce can help a business increase its competitiveness? If so, then the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has two training opportunities - the Skills Development Fund and Skills for Small Business - that can help boost competitiveness while providing workers the cutting-edge skills that your business requires.
You can learn more about these opportunities by visiting the TWC website at:
You also may call the Workforce Business Service Project Development Team at 877-463-1777 or e-mail email@example.com.
3rd Quarter 2012
TWC Unemployment Hearings New Feature - Online Registration
Employers now have two options available when registering for an unemployment hearing:
No matter the option you choose: you will always need your hearing case number.
If you elect to register online please visit https://tx.c2tinc.com/register and follow the instructions.
When registering online for your hearing, be sure to:
Change any registration information prior to the hearing date by going to https://tx.c2tinc.com/register and following the Update instructions.
Reminder: if you have any problems registering online you can always dial 800-252-3749 to call in for your hearing.
2nd Quarter 2012
Help Prevent Improper Unemployment Payments
Employers - You can help. Here are three easy actions you can take to help reduce your unemployment tax rates AND protect the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance program.