How to Register Your Business in Arizona

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

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Home to the Grand Canyon, the Sonoran Desert, and the famous Saguaro Cacti, Arizona has one of the fastest-growing populations in the U.S. It’s not surprising, then, that your next employee might be an Arizonan. After all, the weather alone is reason enough to make Arizona home. 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 Arizona.

Register your business in Arizona in three easy steps:

  1. First, you’ll need to visit the AZTaxes website to set up your new user account.
  2. Once you’ve set up your account, you can click “Register New Business” to fill out your Arizona Joint Tax Application form.
  3. Once you received your withholding account, you can link it to your AZTaxes account online.

The Arizona Joint Tax Application form will allow you to register your business with the Department of Revenue (which handles income tax withholdings) and the Department of Economic Security (which handles unemployment taxes). It can take two to three weeks for these two departments to process your application.

It’s important to remember that you are responsible for paying an unemployment tax once you’ve paid $1500 in wages in a single calendar quarter, or employed someone for a portion of a day in 20 weeks in a calendar year.

The Arizona Department of Revenue and the Arizona Department of Economic Security will notify you when they’ve finished processing your application. You can also check your registration status online.

Once your application has been processed and your accounts have been linked, you’ll be able to register new employees, file wage reports, and submit unemployment taxes.


Interested in expanding your team outside of the US as well? Pilot specializes in managing international payroll, benefits, and compliance for US-based companies, in one secure platform. Our team of HR and payroll experts is happy to guide you through any questions ✨

To learn more about Pilot, request a demo with one of our experts.


⚖️ Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.


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