7 min read — Published 27 days ago

No-Fluff State Registration Guides for 2024

Payroll tax and secretary of state registration guides for every US state.

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If your company has remote employees in the US, you've got a LOT to deal with when it comes to state payroll tax and secretary of state registrations.

50 states. Over 200 individual agencies. Ever-changing regulations and deadlines. Annual reports. Government websites. Snail mail.

If you're searching for tips on how to handle this all on your own, we believe you shouldn’t have to read through a super long post written for clicks.

As a result, we created these concise state-specific guides for founders, HR, and ops leaders leaders who either:

  • Just want straight, to the point directions on where to go, or

  • HATE doing this type of work, and are looking for a tool like AbstractOps to streamline it.


Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Washington, D.C.


But wait, there's more.

A state compliance health overview within AbstractOps platform.A state compliance health overview within AbstractOps platform.

Unfortunately, getting registered in a given state is only the beginning, not the end.

From there, at the very least you'll need to:

  • Keep track of associated annual report dates, and confirm if you or your payroll provider handles

  • Wrangle state snail notices via email + snail mail and determine action items

  • Secure a registered agent.

If handling all this manually isn't your idea of a good time, consider using a solution like AbstractOps to automate registrations and annual reports, centralize state notices and registered agent requirements, and take control of compliance risks.

If you’re curious, start the product demo here.

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Kristin Bass

Kristin Bass has helped over 100 companies navigate the confusing world of state compliance. Prior to her role as the CEO of AbstractOps, she worked as an Operations Analyst at FIS Global. She holds an MBA from East Carolina University and has a deep love for animals, especially her two labrador retrievers.


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