Nebraska New Employer Information
Federal and State Tax Accounts
Federal Tax Accounts:
- Apply for an Employer Identification number (also known as an EIN or FEIN) if you don’t already have one. The simplest (and preferred way) is to apply for an EIN with the IRS online. There is no cost to apply for an EIN.
- To learn more about applying for an EIN, read our help article, “Your Step-by-step Guide on How to Apply for EIN”
- While it’s not required, we recommend that you register for this federal tax paying system. You can easily register online. Your EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) account will be helpful for you to make tax payments online, or view whatever tax filings have been made on your behalf by Patriot.
- To find out more about the EFTPS, please read our article, “What Is EFTPS?”
State of Nebraska Tax Accounts:
- To register for a state tax account, fill out the Nebraska Tax Application and fax it to 402-471-5927 or mail the form to:
Nebraska Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 98903
Lincoln, NE 68509-8903
- You will receive your tax identification number in about two weeks.
- Nebraska new employers can register online using the UI Connect with the Nebraska Department of Labor.
- This account will be necessary for filing your state unemployment insurance (SUI) taxes also.
Setting Up Your New Employee:
- Employees need to fill out Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate for federal income taxes. For state income tax, employees must fill out Employee’s Nebraska Withholding Allowance Certificate.
- For more information, read our help article, “Updates to the Income Tax Withholding Tables and What You Need to Know.”
- Nebraska employers must pay their employees a minimum wage of $9.00 per hour in 2021.
- By law you are required to post the Nebraska minimum wage poster where your employees can read it.
Once you have all the necessary information, you will be able to set up your payroll for your business.
You will want to keep all 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!