Register for
North Carolina Payroll Taxes

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

North Carolina Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
Starting at $199

Here’s How It Works

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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 North Carolina Department of Revenue.
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We check for accuracy.

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

Your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect any additional information needed to complete your tax registration request successfully. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.
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We deliver!

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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North Carolina Payroll Tax FAQs

What Payroll Taxes Apply in North Carolina ?

  • North Carolina Income Tax: North Carolina employers withhold a flat income tax rate of 5.25%.
  • North Carolina Local City Payroll Taxes: There are no local city payroll taxes.
  • North Carolina Unemployment Insurance (UI): Employers with employees earning a wage base of $26,000 pay for each employees’ unemployment insurance at a rate between 060% and 5.760%. New employers pay a flat 1% rate.
  • North Carolina Unemployment Reserve Fund: Employers are also required to pay a 20% surtax on UI contributions in a calendar year when the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is less than $1 billion.

What is North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance Tax?

North Carolina’s 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. Unemployment insurance is managed through the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES).

Am I Required to Register for Payroll Taxes in North Carolina?

Yes. If you operate a business and employ one or more employees in North Carolina, you must register as an employer with the N.C. Department of Revenue and the N.C. Division of Employment Security (DES).

Do North Carolina Household Employees Require Payroll Tax Registration?

Yes, all employees must be registered within 20 days of being hired.

Does North Carolina Require an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?

Yes. Once CorpNet registers your business with the N.C. Department of Revenue and the N.C. Division of Employment Security (DES), you will be issued an N.C. Withholding Tax Identification Number and an Employer Tax Account Number (EAN). Your employer account numbers are required for all employer interactions to ensure your account is accurate. You must provide your employer account numbers when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

What is an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?

Once CorpNet registers your business with the North Dakota State Government and Job Service North Dakota, you will be issued a North Dakota Withholding Account Number and a North Dakota UI Account Number. Your account numbers are required for all interactions to ensure your accounts are accurate. You must provide your account numbers 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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