If You Have Employees
Register your Federal Employer Identification Number
You must have a valid Federal Employer ID Number (FEIN) from the IRS before registering your business type in the state of North Dakota. A FEIN is not required if a business is a sole proprietorship without any employees, without a KEOGH plan (a tax-deferred retirement savings plan for people who are self-employed), and if the sole proprietor does not file excise tax forms such as those for sales tax, alcohol, or tobacco. However, a sole proprietor who is a household employer (such as with domestic workers like maids, nannies, drivers) in their private home it is required to obtain an FEIN.
As an employer, you may have labor, safety, and tax obligations. The information below will help you find the information you need to meet your obligations with the State of North Dakota.
- Department of Labor Requirements
- Employers are required to know their responsibilities under state labor laws and to display certain posters in the work place.
- Income Tax Withholding Guidelines and Registration
- If you currently have, or plan to have employees performing services within North Dakota you should read the withholding guidelines.
- North Dakota Child Support Enforcement Employer Information
- Employers can go here to learn about their legal requirements related to the Child Support Enforcement program, online new hire reporting, and electronic remittal of payments.
- Unemployment Insurance Tax Requirements
- If you hire workers you may be required to provide unemployment insurance coverage for them.
- Workforce Safety & Insurance
- Workers compensation is mandatory for most employment.