Before you can pay employees, make sure you've registered for payroll in their applicable work state. This can sometimes take several weeks—the sooner you start the process, the sooner you'll have the tax account info required to pay them.
Gusto partners with CorpNet to help you register in the state—learn more below.
If you've already registered in the state, you'll need to enter your tax account details in Gusto in order to pay employees. Learn where to find your tax account information by clicking The company is already registered with the state below.
Gusto partners with CorpNet to help you register your business in new states.
Once a work address has been added in a new state and a new employee has been hired and assigned a work address in that state, you can get registration assistance in Gusto.
Pricing varies by state—get started below and during step 4, you'll review the price, process, and estimated timeline to completion.
Here’s a snapshot of the process:
CorpNet can walk you through entering any info that they themselves do not enter in Gusto on your behalf.
After you send your order, we’ll email you with status updates and add your order total to your next monthly invoice.
When your order is complete you’ll receive emails from both Gusto and CorpNet. They’ll detail the next steps which include:
Before your order is completed, you can use the link in the state registration confirmation email from Gusto to check the status of your order.
You can also head to the Taxes & compliance and select Tax setup, scroll to the state tax setup section and click the link to Check the status of your registration.
Changing your order
To update your order, contact CorpNet at [email protected] or 1(888) 449-2638. They’re open Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm PT.
Q: Can I run payroll for my employees before my registration is complete?
A: Not in most cases—you typically need to have a withholding account number and required tax rate(s) in Gusto before you can run payroll.
If you’re registering in a state where there is no income tax withheld, you can use the state-specific “new employer rate” in this article until you receive your company-assigned rate from the agency.
Q: Can I use Gusto to register in a new state if I don't have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) yet?
A: No–you must have a FEIN entered in Gusto to order a state tax registration.
Q: Where can I see all my tax information?
A: You can see all tax details in the following locations:
Gusto’s state tax registration service does not contain tax, legal, financial, or HR advice. Since rules and regulations change over time and can vary by location, consult a lawyer, HR expert, or accountant for specific guidance.
Register with the Delaware Division of Revenue to obtain your withholding account number and UC Employer account number.
Click on the link at the bottom of the page that says Initial Registration and New License. Please keep the registration time frame in mind when planning your first Delaware payroll. If you have any questions about the application, call the agency at (302) 577-8779.
If you’re unsure, verify your rate by calling the agency at (302) 761-8484.
Click here to view state-by-state new employer rates and wage bases (not company-specific).
Special registration requirements for construction companies
Construction companies must register by paper and supply proof of Workmen’s Compensation insurance—the PDF form can be located here.
All companies must complete Part A, and Part B if you are required to pay income tax withholding on behalf of your employees. Additionally, complete Page 9, and supply the additional information listed on Page 10.
Send a completed Form CRA (Combined Registration Application for State of Delaware Business License and/or Withholding Agent) by:
City of Wilmington tax
The Wilmington Account Number is a unique account number that businesses operating within Wilmington need to have in order to file the City's Earned Income Tax and Head Tax.
New employers in the City of Wilmington will need to register with the city by completing this form and mailing it to the address on the form to receive your Wilmington Account Number. You should receive your number in 5-10 business day when registering by mail, or same day when registering in person.
If you already have or believe you already have the Wilmington Account Number, you can call the agency at (302) 576-2415 to obtain it. If your business has an older 6 digit number, you can add two zeros at the beginning to input it into your Gusto account.
If you've run payroll in Delaware in the past, you can find your account number on notices received from the Delaware Division of Revenue, such as the Withholding Tax Return (Form W1), or by calling the agency at (302) 577-8779.
Businesses that have run payroll in Delaware in the past can find their account number on any notice received from the the Department of Labor such as the Quarterly Tax Report or Notice of Assessment Rate. You can also call the agency at (302) 761-8482 to obtain your number.
UI earned rate
The DE Unemployment Insurance (UI) Earned Rate appears on the Form UC-12 that you receive from the Delaware Dept. of Labor. If you’re unsure, verify your rate by calling the agency at (302) 761-8484. Click here to view state-by-state UI rates and wage bases (not company-specific).
Asterisks info—only if applicable
Filings marked with an asterisk (*) are coupons, payment vouchers, or other forms that are filed electronically, and will not appear in your Tax documents tab.
Filings marked with a double-asterisk (**), are forms that will only be available for January 1st, 2020 and beyond.
Some states require that you enter specific information about Gusto to grant us Third Party Access (TPA) or register—TPA is also sometimes necessary in order for us to file and pay your taxes.
If at any time an agency needs information about your payroll agent, first reference the Register a company with the state dropdown above for any state-specific information or detail that may be required.
If there is no mention of TPA in that section, you can use the information below:
Agent name: Tomer London
Firm Name: ZenPayroll Inc (dba: Gusto)
Email: [email protected].com
Address: 525 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 935-0230
Reminder: if state-specific codes/IDs are requested and you can not match them to the information above, check the first dropdown of the article.