Information for COVID-19 Employers, Jobseekers and Child Care
Having trouble filing an unemployment claim online? Our Unemployment Benefit System online portal is available 24 hours a day but is experiencing a high volume of visitors. We are seeing lower volume on the online portal between 10:00p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.

Overview

This manual discusses the general aspects of how the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA) applies to Texas employers. The manual defines employers and employees, explains an employer’s potential tax liability, and describes the agency’s authority to collect amounts owed by employers.

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Summary of Contents

Our tax manual includes chapters about employing units, employment, employers, taxes, and reports and records that can be accessed from the Table of Contents page.

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