Create or Update an Employer Account

Employers: How to create an Online Account to manage your tax and unemployment information

  1. Apply for an Employer Tax Account Number. You need this number to create your Online Account. Apply for your Employer Tax Account Number* here.
  2. After applying, you will receive two pieces of mail: one with your Employer Tax Account Number and one with a PIN. This may take four to six weeks.
  3. When you receive your Employer Tax Account Number and PIN, use them to create your Online Account. During this process, you will create your own account User ID and PIN. Create your Online Account here.
  4. You will receive an email with instructions to activate your Online Account. The activation link is valid for one hour.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your Online Account. Then you will be able to sign in with your User ID and PIN to view your account information. 

*If you are unable to apply for an Employer Tax Account Number online, you may download Form NCUI 604 to print, fill out and mail to DES.

Liability and Tax Rate Information for New Employers

Based upon the information provided at the time of your application for an Employer Tax Account Number, you will receive a letter stating the Liability Date and Tax Rate Information.

New Employer Tax Rate Table

Year

Standard Beginning Tax Rate

Taxable Wage Base

2016

         1.000% (.01000)

      $22,300

2017

         1.000% (.01000)

      $23,100

2018

         1.000% (.01000)

      $23,500

2019

         1.000% (.01000)

      $24,300

2020

         1.000% (.01000)

      $25,200

 

For more information about tax rates and reducing the tax rate, refer to the Tax Rate Section.

Updating Your Account

Each employer is required to notify the Division of Employment Security when status changes occur, such as changes in ownership, change of address, when the business closes or ceases to operate, or when a closed or inactive business begins to operate again. To make changes to your account information, you must sign in. After signing in, you may review your account information and make the necessary changes online using the Change in Status Report, or you can download Form NCUI 101-A to print, fill out and mail to DES. 

Each year, you will be required to review your account information and verify that all information continues to be accurate.