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.
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 check the status in your Gusto account:
If an order is already completed, you'll need to contact CorpNet at [email protected] or 1(888) 449-2638 to cancel. They’re open Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm PT.
If your order is still in progress, you can cancel from your Gusto account:
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.
Q: My company is a nonprofit and I'm unable to enter 0% in the responsible party section, what do I do?
A: Some states have a 1% minimum for the responsible party ownership percentage. Those states are: ID, KS, MN, OH, SC, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, and RI.
Registration orders will need to be placed directly through CorpNet, outside of Gusto, or you'll need to register directly with the agency yourself.
Income tax withholding
Register with the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner online to obtain a withholding account number. You should receive your Withholding Account Number within 1 week after registering. To be safe, the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner recommends that employers apply for a Withholding Account Number one full month in advance of their first deposit deadline. Please keep this time frame in mind when planning your first North Dakota payroll.
Most companies are liable for state unemployment if they have at least one worker during 20 different weeks in a calendar year or have paid $1500 in wages in a calendar quarter. You can check if your company is liable and register with Job Service North Dakota by completing and submitting the Report to Determine Liability (Form SFN41216). You should receive your Employer Account Number 2-3 weeks after registering online.
Unemployment contribution rate
You will receive your tax rate once you have completed and submitted the Determination of Employer Liability or Contribution and Wage Report (Form SFN 41263). If you're unsure of your rate, please call the agency at (701) 328-2814.
Click here to view state-by-state new employer rates and wage bases (not company-specific).
Income tax withholding
If you're an existing employer in North Dakota, you can find your Withholding Account Number on the Quarterly income Tax Withholding Return (Form 306) from the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner, or by calling the agency at (701) 328-1257.
If you have run payroll in the past in North Dakota, you can find your Employer Account Number on the Determination of Employer Liability or Contribution and Wage Report (Form SFN 41263) which are received from Job Service North Dakota. You can also call the agency at (701) 328-2814.
Unemployment contribution rate
Existing employers in North Dakota can find their Contribution Rate on the Tax Notice received from Job Service North Dakota. If you’re unsure, verify your rate by calling the agency at (701) 328-2814.
Click here to view state-by-state UI rates and wage bases (not company-specific).
Where to find the forms available in your account
Head to the Taxes & compliance section and select Tax documents. Use the tabs on the page to toggle between federal, state, W-2, and 1099 forms.
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