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Maryland Payroll Taxes

CorpNet can help you register for Maryland payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.

Maryland Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
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We collect your information.

CorpNet will collect information about you and your business to determine your eligibility for online registration with the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. We work closely with you.
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We check for accuracy.

Based on the information you’ve provided, we will pre-qualify your business to ensure your account information is accurate and consistent.
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We work closely with you.

After you place your order, your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect additional information needed to successfully complete your tax registration request. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.
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We’ll process your order within 7-10 business days, and depending on state processing times, provide you with your Central Registration Number. You’ll be able to give these details to your payroll provider to help you pay your employees faster.
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Try our expedited services. We’ll process your order with CorpNet in 3-5 business days.*

*Processing times cannot be guaranteed and are at the discretion of the state of Maryland

Maryland Payroll Tax FAQs

What State Payroll Taxes Does Maryland Have?

  • Maryland Income Tax: Maryland has a progressive income tax ranging from 2% to 5.75%, depending on the employee’s filing status and income level.
  • Maryland Local Payroll Taxes: Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City levy a local income tax based on an employee’s taxable income. Local tax rates range from 2.25% to 3.2% and are based on where the employee lives, not where the employee works.
  • Maryland Unemployment Insurance: Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance rates range from 2.2% to 13.5%, and the wage base is $8,500 per year. New employers pay a flat unemployment insurance rate of 2.6%. New employers in the construction industry pay a flat 7%.

What is Unemployment Insurance Tax?

Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federally-mandated, state-run program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not a result of their own actions.

Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance rates range from 2.2% to 13.5%, and the wage base is $8,500 per year. New employers pay a flat unemployment insurance rate of 2.6%. New employers in the construction industry pay a flat 7%.

What is the Maryland Local Payroll Tax?

Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City levy a local income tax based on the employee’s taxable income. The local taxes are collected on the state income tax return as a convenience for local governments.

Am I Required to Register for Maryland Payroll Taxes?

Your business must register with the Maryland Comptroller’s Office for payroll withholding and unemployment insurance.

Do My Household Employees Require Maryland Registration and Payroll Taxes?

No, Maryland does not require tax withholding unless the household employee requests to have income tax withheld.

What is a Central Registration Number?

Once CorpNet registers your business with Maryland Comptroller’s Office, you will be issued an eight-digit Central Registration Number to use when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?

  • Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
  • Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
  • Physical business address and mailing address
  • Business phone number
  • Valid email address (contact person and business)
  • Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Industry description

What if I Don’t Have an EIN?

An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.

What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?

CorpNet works with the leading payroll processors and we can connect you with our trusted partners who will pay your employees, accrue the necessary taxes, and complete the necessary payments and documentation with state and federal authorities.

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