Wyoming Payroll Tax Registration

If you are an employer who has recently hired an employee in Wyoming, it is important to understand the process of payroll tax registration in the state. Registering for payroll taxes ensures compliance with state regulations and allows you to fulfill your obligations as an employer while supporting the state's revenue system.

How Wyoming Payroll Registration Works

There are 3 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in Wyoming 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 Wyoming agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in Wyoming.

Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Setup

If you have at least one Wyoming employee, you must purchase workers’ compensation insurance from the state fund, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS). Note: In Wyoming, private insurers are prohibited from providing workers’ compensation insurance, and businesses are not allowed to self-insure.

  1. Register for a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy

    Register for a Workers' Compensation Insurance Policy through your WYUI account and receive a statement of coverage from DWS.

Wyoming Unemployment Insurance Setup

If you are doing business in Wyoming or subject to Wyoming law, you are required to apply for Unemployment Insurance coverage and register with the Department of Workforce Service. Your rate will be adjusted annually and will remain in effect until the requisite experience period is established. You will receive notice of your rate after registering online in the WYUI Portal and submitting the Out of State Employer Questionnaire.

  1. Register with the Department of Workforce Service

    Visit the WYUI Portal and select “Register New Business with DWS” to set up an Unemployment Tax account.

  2. Complete Your Out of State Employer Questtionaire

    Fill out the Out of State Employer Questionnaire.

  3. Submit Your Out of State Employer Questionnaire

    Fax, email, or mail your completed Out of State Employer Questionnaire form to the Department of Workforce Service. Note: You must provide proof of Workers' Compensation coverage.

  4. Add Unemployment Tax to your Payroll Provider

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

Wyoming Non-Resident Employers’ Surety Bond

All non-resident businesses must submit an Affidavit Affirming Amount of Monthly Payroll to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. If employee wages are more than $4,000 per month you are also required to submit a Non-Resident Employers’ Surety Bond.

  1. Complete an Affidavit Affirming Amount of Monthly Payroll

    Fill out the Affidavit to affirm your monthly (or anticipated monthly) payroll.

  2. Complete a Non-Resident Employers' Surety Bond

    Fill out the Surety Bond form. The surety bond amount must be $8,000 plus an additional $2,000 for each $1,000 (or fraction thereof) that the expected wages in a month exceed $4,000 up to expected wages in a month of $20,000. If expected wages in a month exceed $20,000, the bond amount must be $1,000 for each additional $1,000 (or fraction thereof) of expected wages.

  3. Submit Surety Bond and Affidavit to the Department of Workforce Service

    Mail the completed Non-Resident Employers’ Surety Bond and Affidavit forms to the Department of Workforce Service.

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