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September 21, 2021

Texas clarifies that the second-quarter 2021 SUI tax payment is due by September 30, 2021

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) issued an email to remind employers that the deadline for the second-quarter 2021 state unemployment insurance (SUI) tax payment was extended to September 30, 2021. The deadline for filing the second-quarter 2021 SUI tax and wage report was not extended and remained August 2, 2021.

According to TWC Executive Director Edward Serna, it had been brought to his attention that the "Statement of Employer Account" generated by the TWC's electronic reporting system (Unemployment Tax Services (UTS)) contained incorrect language regarding the extended due date for the second-quarter 2021 SUI tax payment.

For clarification, the email states:

The second quarter tax payment is due by September 30, 2021, and interest will begin to accrue October 1, 2021, for payments not made by that date.

For more on SUI payment extensions and the 2021 SUI tax rates, see EY Tax Alert 2021-1304, issued July 1, 2021. See also the TWC's employer website.


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For additional information concerning this Alert, please contact:
Workforce Tax Services - Employment Tax Advisory Services
   • Kristie Lowery (
   • Kenneth Hausser (
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