The Texas Workforce Commission sent out an email on Monday March 6, 2017 which comes from a real person at TWC and starts with this:
Account Number: (Your real TWC Number) (Your real Employer Name)
The Texas Workforce Commission has not received the Employer’s Quarterly Report for the quarter ending 12/31/2016 which is now past due.
To avoid further collections and penalties:
And ends with….
Failure to file your report may result in additional collection action, inaccurate certification of your wage information to the Internal Revenue Service and a possible increase in future tax rates.
Texas Workforce Commission
This was the result of a new contact system being put in place at TWC and was issued erroneously. I spoke with an actual Account Examiner and learned that this was a test of a new system and does not indicate an actual failure to file. The telephone number belongs to a law firm who is not amused by your calls.
So – don’t panic. Apparently every employer in Texas got this (erroneous) email.