New Hampshire Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Granite State: learn about New Hampshire payroll tax and registration here.


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Account Number(s) Needed:

Companies who pay employees in NH must register with the NH Department of Employment Security (NHES) for an Employer Account Number.

NH Dept of Employment Security Employer Account Number: 000-999999 (9 digits)


  • Find an existing Employer Account Number or apply online at the NHES WebTax portal to receive the number in 7-10 days.


Required Payroll Documentation:



  • Not applicable


  • Employer Quarterly Tax Report: This report is a good source of information to use to balance employee gross wages paid and employer contributions made in prior quarters. This return can be filed electronically.


Third Party Access /POA Needed:


Local Income Taxes Imposed:  


State Resources:

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details


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