Let Gusto's partner register for you

  Gusto partners with CorpNet to help you register your business in new states. 

How it works

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:

  1. We’ll collect some basic business information from you.
  2. Gusto and CorpNet will check the information for accuracy.
  3. Your registration application(s) are usually submitted within 3-5 business days.
  4. Check the mail for registration info—the state will typically send your tax account numbers and rates to you directly.

CorpNet can walk you through entering any info that they themselves do not enter in Gusto on your behalf.

Get started with state tax registration

  1. Sign in to Gusto as an admin.
  2. Click the Taxes & compliance section and select Tax setup.
  3. Under “[State name] Tax Setup”, click Have us register for you.
    • The state you want to register in will only appear in this location once a work address has been added in a new state and an employee has been assigned a work address in that state.
  4. Review the price, process, and estimated timeline to completion.
    • We will not charge you the registration service fee until you send us your order.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Answer a couple eligibility questions.
    • Note: Gusto can only register for you if you don't yet have a state account already.
  7. Click Save & continue.
  8. Enter some company information.
    • We’ll pre-populate the information we already have.
  9. Click Save & continue.
  10. Tell us about your responsible party–this is the person who is to be held accountable for the company’s good standing and a point of contact within the organization for tax purposes.
    • If you're a nonprofit and run into any issues, check out our FAQ section below for more information.
  11. Click Save & continue.
  12. Enter some state-specific operational information.
  13. Click Save and continue.
  14. Review all information thoroughly–if any information is incorrect it may delay the process.
    • Heads up: state and local agencies may charge additional fees and increase the estimated turnaround time shown. CorpNet will let you know if that happens.
  15. Check the box to acknowledge all info is accurate and you agree to the Terms of Service.
  16. Click Send registration order.

After you send your order, we’ll email you with status updates and add your order total to your next monthly invoice.

Check the status of your order

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:

  1. Head to the Taxes & compliance section and select Tax setup.
  2. Scroll to the state's headline.
  3. Click Check the status of your registration.

Cancel your order

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:

  1. Head to the Taxes & compliance section and select Tax setup.
  2. Scroll to the state's headline.
  3. Click Check the status of your registration.
  4. On the right-side of the page, under "Changed your mind?", click Cancel your order.
  5. Let us know why you're canceling.
  6. Click Cancel your order.


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.