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The purpose of this documentation is to outline the processes and requirements associated with reporting new hires in the state of Montana.  

New Hire Reporting

In Montana, you are required to report new hires to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Employers are required to report all employees hired/rehired within 20 days of the employee's first day of work. A rehire is an individual that has been separated from employment for more than 60 days. Reports submitted by electronic media must be submitted not less than 12 nor more than 16 days apart. 

You'll need the following information for each new hire:

  • Federal Identification Number

  • Business Name

  • Business Address

  • Employee's Full Legal Name

  • Employee's Date of Hire

  • Employee's Social Security Number

  • Employee's Mailing and Home Address

The following information is optional for you to provide:

  • Work Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • State of Hire

  • Health Insurance Availability

  • Employee's Home Phone Number

  • Employee's Work Phone Number

  • Employee's Date of Birth

You can report new hires in several ways. The fastest and recommended way is through the Online New Hire Reporting System. Once there, click Report New Hires Now

You also have the option to submit files electronically through the Online New Hire Reporting System. You can find more information on accepted file formats on the ePass File Transfer Service for New Hire Reporting page. You can also mail electronic media on a CD to the address below. 

If you are only reporting a few hires, you can do so via telephone by calling 1 (888) 866 0327 or (406) 444 9290. 

Alternatively, you can also submit the Montana New Hire Reporting Form, a W-4 form, or any other reporting form. Mail or fax the report to the following address:

Montana New Hire Reporting Program

P.O. Box 8013

Helena, MT 59604-8013

Fax: 1 (406) 444 0745 or 1 (888) 272 1990

For further information, please refer to the Employer Guide to New Hire Reporting or the New Hire FAQs and Tips page on the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services website.

You can also contact the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services at (406) 444 6856 or (800) 346 5437.