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Massachusetts Payroll Taxes

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

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA).
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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 Employer Payroll Tax Account 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 Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Payroll Tax FAQs

What Payroll Tax Does Massachusetts Utilize?

  • State Payroll Taxes: Employers must pay income taxes for Massachusetts employees to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
  • Unemployment Insurance Tax: Employers who pay wages for work done in Massachusetts must register with the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and report quarterly wage information. Employers are responsible for withholding unemployment taxes in Massachusetts for employees earning over $15,000.
  • Workforce Training Contribution: Massachusetts employers pay a Workforce Training Contribution.
  • Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC): Employers subject to unemployment insurance are also subject to Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) reporting requirements.

How Much Are Massachusetts’ State Income Tax?

Massachusetts employers contribute a flat income tax rate of 5% per employee, no matter the salary.

How Much Are Massachusetts’ Unemployment Insurance Tax?

Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federal program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not based on their own actions. Massachusetts’s unemployment is operated through the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Rates range from 0.94% and 14.37%. New employers pay a flat rate of 2.42%.

How Much Are Massachusetts’ Workforce Training Contribution?

The Workforce Training Fund Program provides training grants to Massachusetts businesses for incumbent worker training. Massachusetts employers pay a Workforce Training Contribution of 0.056%. All employers contribute to the fund at the same rate.

How Much Are Massachusetts’ Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC)?

EMAC is used to help fund health insurance programs in Massachusetts. Employers that are required to pay UI for eligible employees also must pay EMAC for those same employees. New employers are exempt for the first three years. Subsequently, employers pay an EMAC rate between 0.12% and 0.34%.

Am I Required to Register for Payroll Taxes in Massachusetts?

An employer is required by law to withhold Massachusetts personal income tax from residents’ wages for services performed in Massachusetts and out of state and nonresidents for services performed in Massachusetts.

Does Massachusetts Require an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?

Once CorpNet registers your business, you will be issued a Massachusetts Department of Revenue Tax Account ID number and a Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) account number. You must provide your employer account numbers when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings. You cannot apply for a MA state tax ID unless you already have a Federal Tax Identification Number issued by the IRS.

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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