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Mid-Atlantic States and Tax Information

Fingercheck's tax requirements for states in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

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Written by Jeffrey Mo
Updated over a week ago

Fingercheck requires that all clients register for state and local payroll tax accounts, where they are required to make payments. Employers are responsible for paying all payroll taxes, including the employees’ portion withheld from their paychecks.

This article will provide you with Fingercheck's tax requirements for these states in the Northeast region of the United States:

Each state includes a section for payroll tax facts and supported filings. The payroll tax facts section gives more details about each state.

The tax ID format will list examples of accepted tax IDs that can be entered in Fingercheck for successful payroll filings.

The new employer rate is the rate that the state assigns to employers who sign up for a brand-new unemployment account. We are also providing the range of unemployment rates the state can assign to a single employer.

The unemployment wage base is the wage limit on employee taxable wages paid during the calendar year that employers are required to calculate and pay unemployment taxes.

The minimum wage is the minimum wage employees should be paid.

The supported filings section provides more details about the unemployment and withholding filings supported by Fingercheck, in addition to details about withholding tax frequencies and new hire reporting.


Delaware

To be able to fully utilize Fingercheck’s all-in-one payroll services in Delaware, your company must first be registered for the following payroll tax accounts:

Delaware Payroll tax facts

Unemployment tax ID format: #####-# (6 digits)

New employer unemployment rate: 1.2%

Min - max unemployment rate: 0.3 - 6.5%

Unemployment wage base: $10,500

Withholding tax ID format: 1-#########-### (13 digits), FEIN is used as part of tax ID.

Minimum wage: $13.25

Delaware has local taxes:

  • City of Wilmington tax ID format: ######## (8 digits). If your tax ID is less than 8-digits, please add zeros to the beginning of the number.

Delaware supported filings

Fingercheck supports all payroll and new hire reporting in Delaware. A new hire report is submitted for every new hire and employee that you rehired in Fingercheck.

Tax

Filing and payment

Frequency

Unemployment

Employer Contribution and Wage Report

Quarterly

Withholding

Payment

Per payroll

Withholding

Wage and Tax Statement (W-2)

Annually

Local: Wilmington

Filing and payment

Monthly

Local: Wilmington

Wage and Tax Statement (W-2)

Annually

Register for Delaware payroll accounts

Delaware offers employers a combined registration for their unemployment and withholding accounts online with Delaware One Stop.

Check out How to Register for a State Tax ID to find out more about working with our partner to submit an employer registration for a payroll account.

Once you receive your tax ID, check out How to Add a State Tax ID in Fingercheck.

Unemployment

Employers can register online with Delaware One Stop for both unemployment and withholding accounts.

If you have any questions about your unemployment account or registration, you can contact the Delaware Department of Labor by phone at 302-761-8001, or by starting a conversation.

Withholding

Employers can register online with Delaware One Stop for both unemployment and withholding accounts.

If you have any questions about your withholding account or registration, you can contact the Delaware Division of Revenue by phone at 302-577-8779, or by using the live chat option.

Local

Employers can complete the Application for New Business Earned Income Taxpayer Account form and mail it to the address on the form. You should receive your tax ID in the mail within 5-10 business days.

If you have any questions, you can contact the City of Wilmington at 302-576-2418, or send them an email at CityTaxQuestions@WilmingtonDE.gov.


Maryland

To be able to fully utilize Fingercheck’s all-in-one payroll services in Maryland, your company must first be registered for the following payroll tax accounts:

Maryland Payroll tax facts

Unemployment tax ID format: ########## (10 digits)

New employer unemployment rate: 2.60%

Min - max unemployment rate: 0.30 - 7.50%

Unemployment wage base: $8,500

Withholding tax ID format: ######## (8 digits). Also known as the Central Registration Number (CRN).

Minimum wage: $15.00

Maryland has two counties that have a higher minimum wage than the state.

  • Montgomery County: $16.70 - 51 or more employees

  • Howard County: $15.00 - 15 or more employees ($16.00 on 1/1/25)

    $15.00 - Less than 15 employees ($15.50 1/1/26; $16.00 7/1/26)

Maryland has local taxes: Maryland local taxes are combined with state withholding payments and filings. Employers do not need to register for a separate local tax account.

Maryland supported filings

Fingercheck supports all payroll and new hire reporting for Maryland. A new hire report is submitted for every new hire and employee that you rehired in Fingercheck.

Employers must assign a Third Party Administrator (TPA) to Fingercheck to allow successful filings and payments for all unemployment taxes.

The Maryland DLLR requires employers to set up TPA online for unemployment tax through BEACON. You need to assign TPA to Agent ID MD5Z5P.

Tax

Filing and payment

Frequency

Unemployment

Insurance Quarterly Wage and Contribution Report (DLLR/DUI 15/16)

Quarterly

Withholding

Payments (MW506)

Per payroll

Withholding

Annual Employer Withholding Reconciliation Return (MW508)

Annually

Withholding

Wage and Tax Statement (W-2)

Annually

Register for Maryland payroll accounts

Maryland offers employers a combined registration for their unemployment and withholding accounts online.

Check out How to Register for a State Tax ID to find out more about working with our partner to submit an employer registration for a payroll account.

Once you receive your tax ID, check out How to Add a State Tax ID in Fingercheck.

Unemployment

Employers can register online for their unemployment account. If you have any questions, you can contact the DLLR by phone at 410-767-2413.

After you register for your unemployment account, set up and activate your BEACON account to monitor your unemployment activity.

The Maryland DLLR requires employers to set up TPA online for unemployment tax through BEACON. You need to assign TPA to Agent ID MD5Z5P.

Withholding

Employers can register online for their withholding account and receive their CRN within 7 business days.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Comptroller’s office by phone at 800-MD-TAXES (800-638-2937).


Washington D.C.

To be able to fully utilize Fingercheck’s all-in-one payroll services in DC, your company must first be registered for the following payroll tax accounts:

DC Payroll tax facts

Unemployment tax ID format: ### ### (6 digits)

New employer unemployment rate: 2.70%

Min - max unemployment rate: 1.9 - 7.4%

Unemployment wage base: $9,000

Withholding tax ID format: ############ (12 digits)

Minimum wage: $17.00

Paid Family Leave (PFL) tax ID format: ###### (6 digits)

DC Paid Family Leave is an employer funded program through payroll based on wages paid to employees. Employers must submit their PFL contributions quarterly.

DC supported filings

Fingercheck supports all payroll and new hire reporting in DC. A new hire report is submitted for every new hire and employee that you rehired in Fingercheck.

Employers must assign a Third Party Administrator (TPA) to Fingercheck to allow successful filings and payments for all unemployment taxes.

The DC requires employers to set up TPA online for unemployment tax through the DC Employer Self-Service Portal. You need to assign TPA to Agent ID DC4W8N.

Tax

Filing and payment

Frequency

Unemployment

Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report (DC UC-30)

Quarterly

Withholding

Payment

Per payroll

Withholding

Return Wage Reporting (FR900Q)

Quarterly

Withholding

Wage and Tax Statement (W-2)

Annually

Register for DC payroll accounts

Employers will need to register for two payroll accounts in DC to allow Fingercheck to successfully draft and file your state taxes.

Check out How to Register for a State Tax ID to find out more about working with our partner to submit an employer registration for a payroll account.

Once you receive your tax ID, check out How to Add a State Tax ID in Fingercheck.

Unemployment

Employers can register online for their unemployment account using the DOES Registration Portal. You will receive your tax ID upon successfully completing the online registration.

If you have any questions, you can contact DOES by phone at 202-724-7000.

Paid Family Leave (PFL) is supported through DOES.

DC requires employers to set up TPA online for unemployment tax through the DC Employer Self-Service Portal. You need to assign TPA to Agent ID DC4W8N.

Withholding

Employers can register online for their withholding account with MyTax.DC.gov. Employers will receive their tax ID within 10 business days of completing the online application.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Department of Revenue Services by phone at 202-759-1946, or email the Office of Tax and Revenue’s e-services Unit (OTR) at e-Services.otr@dc.gov.

Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave (PFL) is supported through DOES.

The DC requires employers to set up TPA online for PFL tax through the DC Employer Self-Service Portal.

You need to assign TPA to Agent ID DC4W8N.


West Virginia

To be able to fully utilize Fingercheck’s all-in-one payroll services in West Virginia, your company must first be registered for the following payroll tax accounts:

West Virginia Payroll tax facts

Unemployment tax ID format: #########-# (10 digits)

New employer unemployment rate: 2.70%

Min - max unemployment rate: 1.5 - 8.5%

Unemployment wage base: $9,521

Withholding tax ID format: ####-#### (8 digits)

Minimum wage: $8.75

West Virginia has local taxes:

Employers may be required to register their businesses for local Occupational Privilege Tax (OPT) accounts. It is the employer’s responsibility to confirm which jurisdictions they need to register and pay taxes in.

West Virginia supported filings

Fingercheck supports all payroll and new hire reporting in West Virginia A new hire report is submitted for every new hire and employee that you rehired in Fingercheck.

Tax

Filing and payment

Frequency

Unemployment

Wage and Contribution Report (WVUC-A-154)

Quarterly

Withholding

Income Tax Withheld (IT-101V)

Per payroll

Withholding

Withholding Year End Reconciliation (IT-103)

Annually

Withholding

Wage and Tax Statement (W-2)

Annually

West Virginia requires that employers include Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes when submitting the unemployment report.

To learn more about SOC requirements, check out How to Add a SOC Code to an Employee.

Register for West Virginia payroll accounts

Employers will need to register for two payroll accounts in West Virginia to allow Fingercheck to successfully draft and file your state taxes.

Employers need to register in West Virginia by creating an account with the WV One Stop Business Portal. More details about the business registration requirements and process can be found in WV Information & Instructions. If you have any questions, you can call 304-558-8000.

Check out How to Register for a State Tax ID to find out more about working with our partner to submit an employer registration for a payroll account.

Once you receive your tax ID, check out How to Add a State Tax ID in Fingercheck.

Unemployment

Employers can register online for their unemployment account using the WorkForce West Virginia site. You will receive your tax ID upon successfully completing the online registration.

If you have any questions, you can contact WorkForce West Virginia by phone at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-800-252-5627).

West Virginia requires that employers include Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes when submitting the unemployment report.

To learn more about SOC requirements, check out How to Add a SOC Code to an Employee.

Withholding

Employers can register online for their withholding account with the West Virginia State Tax Department. Employers will receive their West Virginia tax ID within 15 business days of completing the online application.

If you have any questions, you can contact the West Virginia State Tax Department by phone at 304-558-3333.

Local

Employers may be required to register their businesses for local tax accounts. It is the employer’s responsibility to confirm which jurisdictions they need to register and pay taxes in.

Charleston

Review the New Business Checklist to begin the registration process with Charleston. If you have any questions, you can visit their website or call them at 304-348-2311.

Huntington

Review the Business License Application to begin the registration process with Huntington. If you have any questions, you can visit their website or call them at 304-696-5540.

Madison

Employers can review the City of Madison forms to locate the business registration form. If you have any questions, you can visit their website or call them at 304-369-2762.

Morgantown

Review the Steps to Starting Your Business to begin the registration process with Morgantown. If you have any questions, you can visit their website or call them at 304-284-7405.

Parkersburg

Review the New Business Checklist to begin the registration process with Charleston. If you have any questions, you can visit their website or call them at 304-424-8400.

Wheeling

Review the Business License requirements to begin the registration process with Wheeling. If you have any questions, you can visit their website or call them at 304-234.3617.


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