How do I establish an unemployment tax account?
Your business may apply for an UI tax account number online or by mail.
Register online through the South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS) by creating an employer account or via S.C. Automated Tax System (SCATS). Based on the information you supply, DEW determines if you are liable for UI tax contributions. If liable, you will receive your employer account number and tax liability information by mail.
During the registration process on SCBOS, you will be asked to establish a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which is necessary to perform future online transactions such as:
If you are not able to register online, you may access a paper copy of the Employer Status Report Registration Form (UCE-151). This form must be printed and submitted by mail to
S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
Employer Status Unit
P.O. Box 995
Columbia, SC 29202