How to Register Your Business in Oklahoma

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

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Oklahoma is best known to many Americans as the setting for the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name.  But modern-day residents of The Sooner State enjoy hundreds of man-made lakes (more than any other state), a laid-back lifestyle, a temperate climate, and a low cost of living. So, chances are, if your next employee is an Oklahoman, they won’t want to leave. Fortunately, in this era of remote work, collaborating across state lines is easy.

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 Oklahoma.  

Register your business in Oklahoma in two easy steps:

  1. First, you’ll need to register with the Oklahoma Tax Commission via the Oklahoma Taxpayer Access Point.
  2. Next, you’ll need to register with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

You should receive your Account ID from the Oklahoma Tax Commission within five days of registering. You’ll receive your Account Number from the Employment Security Commission within three weeks of registering online.

Once you’ve received your account numbers, you’ll be able to register new employees, file wage reports, and submit unemployment taxes online. Remember, in general, 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 different weeks in a calendar year.
If you need additional support, Oklahoma Taxpayer Access Point has a useful FAQ section, as does the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.


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⚖️ 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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