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Special Notice: TN Employers – Unemployment Insurance

Law amended — TENNESSEE — Unemployment Insurance,(Jun. 1, 2018)

Electronic filing requirement. Except as otherwise provided in the Law, beginning January 1, 2019, and each quarter afterwards, every employer, and every person or organization who reports wages for employees on behalf of one or more subject employers, must file their wage and premium reports electronically, in a format prescribed by the commissioner.

If the electronic filing requirement, however, creates a hardship for the employer, person, or organization subject to it, the employer, person, or organization may submit an affidavit to the commissioner containing a statement made under the penalty of perjury that the employer, person, or organization would suffer an undue hardship by filing the wage and premium reports electronically, and the commissioner may allow the employer, person, or organization to file the wage and premium reports in a paper format. Any employer, person, or organization that does not have prior approval to file in a paper format, and that is required to file the reports electronically but neglects or refuses to do so, will be considered to have filed an incomplete wage and premium report and will be assessed a penalty.

Note that the required affidavit must be submitted within the first quarter, beginning January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter (Tenn. ¶4236).

About the author, Rhamy

Rhamy grew up watching and working with his mother and grandmother in the seniors insurance market. This familiarity with the struggles faced by people trying to navigate the incredibly complicated and heavily regulated healthcare market led him to start Poplar Financial while working on his degree at the University of Memphis. After completing his MBA and Bachelors in Finance and Economics, Rhamy guided Poplar Financial through the disruptive opportunity that is the Affordable Care Act. Since then Poplar Financial has received numerous awards from major insurance carriers, and has completed its fourth year in a row of doubling in size. Now his team focuses on the processes around human resources, and specializes in providing companies with between 20 and 1000 employees with the payroll, benefits, and HR needs.

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