How to Register Your Business in Maryland

Is your company hiring an employee in Maryland, but based in another state? Learn how to register your business in just a few simple steps.

Blue, pink, indigo sky over Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, USA

Plane Team

Published on May 19, 2021

There are so many different landscapes in Maryland that it is sometimes referred to as “America in Miniature.” From serene lakes to rugged coasts, fertile wetlands to bucolic farmlands, Maryland really does have it all. With so many scenic landscapes to choose from, chances are if your next employee is a Marylander, they won’t want to leave. Fortunately, no matter where your business is based, collaborating across state lines is easy in this era of remote work.Bringing on a new employee can be exciting, but there’s often a lot to do as well. You want to onboard your new hire as quickly and smoothly as possible to ensure their success at your organization. But before you get started with onboarding, you’ll need to register your company with the state of Maryland.

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Register your business in Maryland in one easy step:

  1. Registering with the state of Maryland couldn’t be easier. You simply need to register with the Comptroller of Maryland to receive both your Employer Account Number for unemployment tax and your Central Registration Number for income tax withholdings.
You’ll receive your Central Registration Number within about 7 days of registering online. Once you’ve received both your Central Registration Number and your Employer Account Number, you’ll be able to register new employees, file wage reports, and submit unemployment taxes online. In Maryland, employment is defined as any service performed for remuneration (payment) whether full-time or part-time; this includes domestic workers and agricultural employees, as well.If you have additional questions about your responsibilities as an employer in Maryland, the Department of Labor has a useful FAQ section, as does the Department of Revenue. You can also contact the Department of Labor with any questions or concerns through their new inquiry form.Interested in streamlining your state registration process? With Pilot, you can complete state registrations online, from one platform, in all 50 US states, plus Washington, D.C. Eliminate hours of manual effort from the process by using Pilot. Learn more about our state registrations feature.

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