Setting up your Company for Payroll in Tennessee

The following article is for customers who are setting up their company in Tennessee, whether they are re-registering a company with an existing account with the state, or if they are registering a new account with the state for the first time.

Tennessee tax agency

  • Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Developmentunemployment tax - (615) 741-2486

Set up an existing company

If you have previously run payroll for your company in Tennessee, you must get the following information from your existing paperwork and forms. Once you have gotten this information, please contact the CertiPay Online Support Team to finalize your setup within the payroll application.  

Information  Location
Employer Account Number Premium Report or Wage Report.
Unemployment Tax Rate Rate Notice from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

If you have questions or cannot find this information, please contact the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, when applicable.

Registering a New Company

If you are running payroll for your company in the state of Tennessee for the first time, you must do the following:

  • Register your company with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development to receive your Employer Account Number.
  • Receive your unemployment tax rate from the Notice of Premium Rate.

For more information about registering a new company with the state of Tennessee, you can contact their department of revenue, or you can email the CertiPay Online Support Team who will help you register your company.

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