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Colorado New Employer Information

Congratulations on your decision to become a new employer in Colorado! You will need a few things in place before you run your first payroll:

Federal and State Tax Accounts

Federal Tax Accounts:

Apply for an EIN View Details
Enroll in EFTPS View Details

State of Colorado Tax Accounts:

Register as a New Employer in Colorado View Details
Get Your SUTA Rate View Details
Register Your Business for Any Local Income Taxes View Details

Setting Up Your New Employee:

Fill Out Form I-9 View Details
Have Employee Fill Out Federal Form W-4 View Details
Have Employee Fill Out State Form DR 0004 View Details
Report New Hires View Details
Meet Minimum Wage Requirements View Details

Once you have all the necessary information, you will be able to set up payroll for your business. You need to keep employee payroll records for at least three years. For more information, please read our help article, “What Employers Should Know About Employee Payroll Records.”

Let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Please note, this is not an all-inclusive list for new employers, and there may be other requirements that are not included here. Please visit the Colorado.gov website for more details.

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