How to Register Your Business in Vermont

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

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From Burlington to Brattleboro, Montpelier to Stowe, Vermont is famous for its idyllic and bucolic scenery. There’s a reason Robert Frost—one of the most accomplished agrarian poets to ever live—spent many years in Vermont. Visitors and residents alike flock to the Green Mountain State to see the foliage each fall. And, since the state has banned roadside billboards, they enjoy an unobstructed view. Chances are, if your next employee is a Vermonter, 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 Vermont.  

Register your business in Vermont in three easy steps:

  1. First, you’ll need to register with the Vermont Secretary of State.
  2. Once you’ve registered with the Secretary of State, you can register with the Vermont Department of Taxes.
  3. Next, you’ll need to register online with the Vermont Department of Labor.

You’ll receive your Withholding Account Number within a week of registering online with the Department of Taxes. You’ll receive your Employer Account Number within two weeks of registering with the Department of Labor.

Once you’ve received your Withholding Account Number and Employer 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 Department of Taxes has a useful FAQ section. The Department of Labor also has a Vermont Employer Information Manual.

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 ✨

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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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