Kentucky Payroll Tax Registration

As an employer who recently hired someone in Kentucky, it is important to understand the process of payroll tax registration in the state. This registration is required by the Kentucky Department of Revenue and ensures compliance with state tax laws when it comes to withholding and remitting payroll taxes for your employees.

How Kentucky Payroll Registration Works

There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in Kentucky to get your new hire on payroll for the first time. You can follow the guide below to help you get registered directly with the Kentucky agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in Kentucky.

Kentucky Withholding Tax Setup

Employers in Kentucky are required to register for a withholding tax account with the Department of Revenue.

  1. Complete the Kentucky Tax Registration Application

    Complete the Tax Registration Application (Form 10A100).

  2. Submit Completed Tax Registration Application

    Submit your completed Completed Tax Registration Application (Form 10A100) to the Department of Revenue via email.

  3. Configure Payroll with Your Withholding Account ID

    Upon receipt, provide your withholding tax account ID to your payroll provider.

Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Setup

Kentucky employers are required to register with the Labor Cabinet Office of Unemployment Insurance for a Kentucky Unemployment Insurance account.

  1. Register for an Unemployment Insurance Account

    Register for a Kentucky Unemployment Tax account with the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance.

  2. Configure Payroll with Unemployment Insurance Information

    Add your employer account number and Unemployment Insurance contribution rate to your payroll provider.

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