When you hire your first employee in a new state, you’re usually required to register your business in that state—this makes sure any applicable state taxes and filings can be paid and submitted to the appropriate tax agencies.
When a company no longer has any active employees in a state, and doesn’t plan to hire any in the near future, it may be necessary to close one or more of the applicable state tax accounts.
Gusto cannot close a tax account with a tax agency on your behalf.
If you no longer have wages in a city or state, here’s how we’ll handle the filings until we’re notified that you’ve formally closed your account with the tax agency:
We’ll stop filing to this agency once we’ve paid the rest of the taxes that are owed.
Before letting Gusto know you’ve reopened an account, make sure you’ve completed the process with the agency first—sometimes account information changes, or you’ll need to register anew if it’s been a prolonged amount of time.
We’ll start filing to this agency again.