Maryland Payroll Tax Registration

As an employer in Maryland, it is important to understand the process of payroll tax registration. This involves registering with the Maryland Department of Labor to ensure compliance with state regulations and the timely payment of payroll taxes for your employees.

How Maryland Payroll Registration Works

There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in Maryland 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 Maryland agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in Maryland.

Maryland Unemployment Insurance Setup

If you have employees in Maryland, you are required to register for an account with the Division of Unemployment Insurance.

  1. Register for an Unemployment Insurance Account Online

    Use the Division of Unemployment Insurance Beacon system to register for an Unemployment Insurance account. After registration is complete, you will find a 10-digit employer number and your Unemployment Insurance tax rate on the confirmation page.

Maryland Withholding Tax Setup

If you have employees in Maryland, you are required to register for a withholding tax account with the Comptroller of Maryland.

  1. File Combined Registration Application Online

    File the Maryland Combined Registration Online Application with the Comptroller of Maryland to register for a withholding tax account. Note: Although you may include an application for an Unemployment Insurance account using this form, you will receive your Unemployment Insurance account ID faster by registering directly with the Division of Unemployment Insurance Beacon system.

  2. Create a bFile Account

    Create an account for the Comptroller of Maryland's bFile service to manage and file business taxes online.

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