How Does My Business Register As A New Employer?

A "new" employer must complete a Report to Determine Status ­ Application for Employer Number. If you are liable for unemployment insurance premiums in Tennessee, you will be assigned an eight digit employer account number (i.e. 0000­000 0). Applications may be obtained by calling your local Employer Accounts Office or by calling toll free 1­800­344­8337 and pressing 1. If you are an out­of­state employer, call 1­615­741­2486. Make sure you specify whether you are a Regular Business, a Nonprofit Organization or a Government Employer.

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