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New company registration in Kentucky

Kentucky tax agencies

  • Kentucky Department of Revenue - withholding tax
  • Kentucky Office of Employment and Training - unemployment tax

Register a new company

Register online with the Kentucky Department of Revenue. Once on the page, select Click here to create one. We recommend that you review the One Stop Overview for guidance on the registration process. You should receive your account number and deposit schedule in 1-2 days after registering online. Need help? Call the agency at (502) 564-3306.

To get your KEIN account number, register online with the Kentucky Office of Employment and TrainingGenerally the UI rate for a new employer is 2.7% except for the construction industry which is typically 9.00 - 10.00%. Need help? Visit the agency website or give them a call at (502) 564-2272.

Troubleshoot Department of Revenue authorization issues

Some agencies require special authorization for Gusto to pay or file your taxes.

To ensure successful authorization, please verify that the following information you have entered into Gusto matches what is on file with the Department of Revenue:

  • Official company name/address
  • FEIN - Federal Employment Identification Number
  • Withholding Tax Account Number

If Gusto is having trouble gaining access to your account, please verify that the above information matches exactly what the agency has on file by giving them a call at (502) 564-7287.