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How to Register Your Business in Texas

Is your company hiring in Texas, but based in another state? Read our guide on how to register your business in Texas in just a few simple steps.

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Pilot Team

Published on June 11, 2021

From Houston to Galveston, Marfa to Austin, Texas is famous for its wide-open spaces, delicious TexMex cuisine, and lovely fields of bluebonnets. Visitors and residents alike enjoy events like South by Southwest, Dallas Cowboys games, and the state’s famous rodeos. With so many people moving to Texas, it won’t be surprising if the next person you want to hire lives in The Lone Star State. Chances are, if your next employee is a Texan, 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 Texas.  

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Register your business in Texas in two easy steps:

  1. First, you’ll need to create an account with the Texas Workforce Commission.
  2. Once you’ve created your account, you can apply for a new tax account.
You should receive your tax account number immediately after applying. Texas has no income tax, so you don’t need to register for withholding taxes.Once you’ve been assigned your tax account 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, the Texas Workforce Commission has a useful FAQ page.Note: For more information on the tax implications of hiring a Texas-based employee while you're headquartered elsewhere, please read our post on remote work taxes.Interested in streamlining your state registration process? With Pilot, you can complete state registrations online, from one platform, in all 50 US states, plus Washington, D.C. Eliminate hours of manual effort from the process by using Pilot. Learn more about our state registrations feature.

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