Texas Workforce Commission to Extend Due Date for Unemployment Filings & Payments to May 15th

Texas Workforce Commission to Extend Due Date for Unemployment Filings & Payments to May 15th

In response to the recent impacts of COVID-19, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will be extending the due date for the First Quarter 2020 unemployment report filing and tax payment until May 15th, 2020. This extension applies to ALL employers in accordance with the emergency declaration made by Governor Greg Abbott relating to the pandemic.

In an effort to assist with the unprecedented amount of internet traffic that both their claimant and employer systems are experiencing, TWC asks that all Texas employers do not start filing their 1st Quarter 2020 tax report until after April 15, 2020. This will allow uninterrupted internet access for individuals filing for unemployment and help ensure employers have access to their online accounts.

PAYROLL PARTNERS CLIENTS: We are planning to utilize the extension that TWC is offering to submit reports and tax payments by the May 15th deadline. If you are still wanting us to submit your 1st Quarter tax filing and payment by April 30th, please let us know at tax@payrollpartners.com.

If you’re currently a Payroll Partners client not located in Texas, please contact your State tax agency(ies) to find out if they will be offering extensions.

Disregard this notice if:

    • You represent a Church in Texas, as Churches do not participate in the State Unemployment Tax Act unless your Church decides to become a voluntary contributor
    • You are an annual domestic filer – your next report will be due in January 2021
    • You have already filed your current Employer’s Quarterly Report or
    • You have discontinued all employment of any type prior to the start of this quarter AND you have notified the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) of this closure

You may also follow along and check for updates on the Texas Workforce Commission website.