How to Register Your Business in Utah

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

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From Moab to Salt Lake City, Utah is renowned for its breathtaking and dramatic scenery.  Home to five national parks, The Beehive State is a magnet for outdoor adventurers of all stripes. Whether it’s skiing Snowbird in the winter or canoeing the Green River in the summer, the opportunities for outdoor recreation in Utah are endless. Chances are, if your next employee is a Utahn, 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 Utah.  

Register your business in Utah in two easy steps:

  1. First, you’ll need to create an account with Utah's OneStop Business Registration System.
  2. Once you’ve created an account, you’ll be able to register with both the Utah State Tax Commission and the Utah Department of Workforce Services online.

You’ll receive a temporary account number immediately after registering online. You’ll receive your permanent Withholding Account Number within two weeks of registering. You’ll receive your Employer Registration Number (for unemployment taxes) immediately after you register online.

Once you’ve received your Withholding Account Number and Employer Registration Number, 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, Utah's OneStop Business Registration System has a useful FAQ section.


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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