As An Employer, How Do I Know If I Must Pay Unemployment Tax?

An entity (person, partnership, corporation, etc.) that employs a worker may become liable for Missouri state unemployment tax. Liability depends on several factors, including the type of entity and the type of work being performed. CLICK HERE for a discussion of how an entity becomes liable. The Division uses the form "Report to Determine Liability Status" to gather information to see whether an entity is liable for state unemployment tax or not. Even entities which are not liable must complete and return this form. The same information may be provided online at Online Registration for New Business.If you are liable for state unemployment tax, the Division will send you an official written determination to that effect and you will receive "Quarterly Contribution and Wage Reports" on which to report your employees.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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