Mississippi Payroll Tax Registration

As an employer who has recently hired an employee in Mississippi, it is important to understand the process of payroll tax registration. This involves registering with the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) to fulfill your tax obligations related to employee wages.

How Mississippi Payroll Registration Works

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

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Mississippi Withholding Tax Setup

If you have employees in Mississippi, you must register with the Department of Revenue for a Withholding Tax account.

  1. Register with the Mississippi Taxpayer Access Point

    Visit Mississippi Taxpayer Access Point and select “Register for Taxes” to setup a withholding tax account. Your eight or 10-digit account number is typically issued immediately after registration but may take up to 10 business days to process. Account information will also be mailed to you.

  2. Add Withholding Information to Your Payroll Provider

    After receiving your account number and withholding schedule, add them to your payroll provider.

Mississippi Unemployment Insurance Setup

If you have employees in Mississippi, you must register with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security for an Unemployment Tax account. Registration can be done online or by filing a Status Report (Form UI-1) in person or by mail.

  1. Register with Mississippi Department of Employment Security Online

    Register online with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security for an Unemployment Tax account. Your 10-digit Employer Account Number and Unemployment Insurance tax rate is typically issued immediately after registration but can take up to two weeks to process if manual approval is required.

  2. Add Unemployment Tax to your Payroll Provider

    Once you have your Employment Account Number and Unemployment Insurance tax rate, enter them to your payroll provider.

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