If you've recently hired an employee in Missouri, it's important to understand the process of payroll tax registration. This involves registering with the Missouri Department of Revenue to fulfill your employer tax obligations and ensure compliance with state laws.
How Missouri Payroll Registration Works
There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in Missouri 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 Missouri agencies or use Mosey to do it.
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If you have Missouri employees, you must register with the Department of Revenue for a withholding tax account.
Register as a New Business
Register as a new business on the Department of Revenue online portal to get your withholding tax account.
Create a MyTax Missouri Account
Create a MyTax Missouri Account if you don't have an account. You will need to provide your tax account number and PIN.
Missouri Unemployment Insurance Setup
If you have employees in Missouri, you are required to register with the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for an Unemployment Insurance account. Note: If you register before the start date of your first hire in Missouri, your registration will not complete.
Create a UInteract Account
Select "New Account Registration" then "I need to register a business" to create a UInteract account.
Register for an Unemployment Insurance Tax Account
Once your UInteract account is created, continue with the application to register for an Unemployment Insurance tax account. Your Employer Account Number and Unemployment Insurance tax rate are typically issued immediately after registration.
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When you think of unemployment insurance tax, you probably think of state unemployment tax first—but there’s actually a federal unemployment tax too.
Both state and federal unemployment tax are taxes that employers pay directly to the government, typically calculated as a percentage of payroll. Employment tax obligations can include federal, state, and local income tax, social security and Medicare tax, and SUTA and FUTA tax. To maintain compliance (and be prepared to pay), employers need to understand which taxes apply to them, how to calculate their liabilities, and when and how to make payments.
Business tax planning can be complicated. It’s particularly involved for employers with multi-state payroll, who need to figure out withholding obligations in every state where they employ workers.
If you do business or employ workers in one of the 15 states that allow local jurisdictions to impose income taxes, you might also need to withhold and remit local income taxes where your employees live, work, or both.
What is local income tax?
Operating a startup is complex. Founders and leadership teams need to juggle competing priorities, from seeking funding to managing the team to attending to an array of human resources, accounting, and administrative tasks. Operating a business that employs workers in multiple states is even more complicated: If your business is incorporated in Delaware and you want to hire remote employees in Maine, Nevada, and Arizona, the HR, accounting, and admin tasks quadruple.
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