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.
Income tax withholding
You can register for income tax withholding at the Maine Revenue Services registration site.
Once you complete the registration, you'll be mailed a confirmation letter with your Withholding Account Number in about 20 days. The last two digits of your number are usually: 00 unless your number was reissued to the business.
If you have questions, please contact the agency at (207) 624-9784.
Most companies are liable for state unemployment when they have one or more workers in different weeks in a calendar year or payroll of $1500 in a calendar quarter. You can find out if you're liable and register online by going to the ReEmployME site. You should receive your Employer Account Number and unemployment tax rate in about 5-7 days.
When entering your rate in Gusto, please do not include the CSSF (Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund Program) or UPAF (Unemployment Program Administrative Fund) rates as we account for them automatically.
Click here to view state-by-state new employer rates and wage bases. If you're unsure of your account number or rate, please call the agency at (207) 621-5120.
Income tax withholding
Businesses that have run payroll in Maine previously can find their Withholding Account Number on Form 941ME or any other notice received from Maine Revenue Services. If you're unsure of what your number is, you should call the agency at (207) 626-8475.
If you've run payroll in Maine before, you can find your Employer Account Number on notices received from the Maine Department of Labor, Form ME UC-1 or by calling the agency at (207) 621-5120.
Experience Rate: When entering your rate in Gusto, please do not include the CSSF (Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund Program) or UPAF (Unemployment Program Administrative Fund) rates as we account for them automatically.
Your Maine Experience Rate appears on the Notice of Contribution Rate that you receive from the Maine Department of Labor. Click here to view state-by-state UI rates and wage bases.
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]
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.