USA State Payroll Rates + Resources: State of Georgia: Obtaining a TIN + Unemployment Insurance


The purpose of this documentation is to outline the processes and requirements associated with becoming a new employer in the state of Georgia. Specifically, we will be covering how to obtain a Tax Identification Number and Register for Unemployment Insurance. 

Good to Know!

Note: Federal Employer requirements (obtaining a federal identification number, withholding of federal income tax, and FICA and filing of all applicable federal returns (FUTA, 940, 941, and 1099-C)) will not be covered below - just state of Georgia's requirements. Click here for a basic (not all-inclusive) IRS checklist for Starting a New Business.

Obtaining a Withholding Payroll Number

Good to Know!

If you already have a Georgia Withholding Payroll Number, skip to the next section.

All employing units that have individuals performing services in Georgia should register for a withholding payroll number immediately following the payment of their first Georgia payroll. 

This registration does not require renewal and remains in effect as long as the business has employees whose wages are subject to Georgia income tax withholding.

Online registration is available through Georgia Tax Center (GTC). Once there, click on "Register a New Georgia Business". After you have completed your online submission, you should receive your tax account number within 15 minutes by email. 

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Registering for Unemployment Insurance 

New Georgia employers should register for a Georgia Unemployment Insurance Tax Account to see if they are liable. At the bottom of the page, enter your Federal ID number, a 4-digit password, and then click Continue.    

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