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As an Employer in the state of North Carolina, you need to register your organization with NCDOR (North Carolina Department of Revenue) by completing Form NC-BR, Business Registration Application for Income Tax Withholding, Sales and Use Tax, and Other Taxes and Service Charge. You need to complete registration to pay and report employment taxes.
To withhold for each of your employees, you need NC-4, North Carolina Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate for each of the employee. This form is also available as NC-4 EZ, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (easy version) and NC-4 NRA, Non-resident Alien Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.
North Carolina withholding calculations and deposits for your organization are automatically done by PayWow during each payroll. Your state filings will also be taken care within due dates.
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The State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) program provides compensation to eligible workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. The Department of Commerce: Division of Employment Security is responsible for SUI for the state of North Carolina.
The taxable wage base for 2019 is $24,300.00
If you are a new employer, your SUI rate would be 1%.
If you are an existing employer, the employer's benefit reserve ratio percentage is 0.68 times the employer's reserve ratio found on the Annual Notice of Contribution Rate for your business. It would be between the minimum rate for SUI 0.06% and the maximum rate for SUI 5.76%
As an employer, you are responsible for state unemployment taxes and shall not deduct from your employees' wages.
PayWow automatically deposits and files return for the State Unemployment Insurance for North Carolina of your business. This would offer you a credit of 5.3% for payment for FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax Act).
In North Carolina, employers are required to file the quarterly tax and wage report on or before the last day of the month following the calendar quarter.
|Quarter||Reporting Period||The Due Date will be on|
|1||January - March||April 30th|
|2||April - June||July 31st|
|3||July - September||October 31st|
|4||October - December||January 31st|
PayWow automatically calculates the State Unemployment Insurance for North Carolina. The withholding amount will be deposited on-time. Also, quarterly wage reporting will be filed at the end of the quarter so you don’t have to worry about it!Try PayWow Now for FREE
To be an employer at North Carolina, you need to offer a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour which is equivalent to the federal minimum.
If you are an employer with 'tipped employees', you need to pay at least $2.13 hourly cash wage with the record of tips that would compensate the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. If the tips don't add up to the minimum wage, you need to pay the difference.
With PayWow, whether you have tipped or non-tipped employees, the paycheck calculations would automatically adjust for the minimum wage.
PayWow will easily adjust minimum wage, and tips for each of your employees and simplify the payroll process.Try PayWow Now for FREE
If you are an employer in North Carolina, you need to report the newly hired and re-hired employees in North Carolina to the North Carolina Directory of New Hires within 20 days of hiring the employees.
To complete the New Hire Report of each of your employee, you would include:
Employer Name, Address, State Employer Identification Number(Unemployment Insurance Number), Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
Employee Name, Address, Social Security Number, Date of Hire, Date of Birth (Optional)
The completed new hire report for each of your employees and of other employees in North Carolina will be used for:
You would face penalties for failing to file New Hire Reports:
$25 for failure to file for one new hired employee; and $500 if a conspiracy is discovered between you and an employee for not supplying the required information or supplying false or incomplete information. You can choose PayWow to report a new hired employee to North Carolina and receive both your copy and the employee's copy.
PayWow will automatically report the new hired employees to the state, and also send the required copies to both the employer and employees.Try PayWow Now for FREE
As an employer, you will receive a withholding notice from the state agencies asking you to withhold for child support from any of your employee's wages. Once you remit the withholding to the state agencies, the amount goes to the custodial parent.
As an employer, you may sign up for a bank draft by submitting a registration form to the NC Child Support Centralized Collections Operation by US mail or fax:NC Child Support Centralized Collections Operation
You can request a form by calling customer service(for bank draft inquiries only: 1-877-361-5437) or directly download it from https://nc.smartchildsupport.com/
With PayWow, you can withhold for garnishments and issue as bank draft to the state agency.
Remit Withholding for Child Support garnishments payments will be automatically calculated and handled by PayWow.Try PayWow Now for FREE
Required State Forms of North Carolina
|DOR: Department of Revenue||DES: Division of Employment Security|
|North Carolina Withholding Return
Form NC-5 (Quarterly Return and Payment of withholding less than $2,000)
|NCUI 101 - Employer's Quarterly Tax and Wage Report with NCUI 101 b as continuation sheet for a report of employee's wages|
|North Carolina Quarterly Income Tax Withholding Return
Form NC-5Q (Reconciles the tax paid and the tax withheld (of $2,000 or more) for the quarter)
|Form NC-5P - Withholding Payment Voucher|
Form W-2 - Wage and Tax Statements
Form NC-3 - Annual Withholding Reconciliation
All the required state forms of North Carolina will be automatically filed by PayWow along with the federal forms on-time without any trouble.Try PayWow Now for FREE
The Form NC-5Q, Quarterly Income Tax Withholding Return, is used by semi weekly depositors in North Carolina to reconcile the state tax paid for the quarter with the tax withheld for the quarter.
Even if you didn’t have the payroll during the quarter, the quarterly tax return must be filed.
Form NC-5Q is not required to be filed by monthly and quarterly depositors. If the tax withheld exceeds the tax paid, the additional tax and interest should be paid.
You are not required to send payment with Form NC-5Q. Use Form NC-5PX for additional payment. If you paid more than the original amount for the quarter, the State of North Carolina will refund the amount to you
Form NC-3, Annual Withholding Reconciliation should be filed electronically once in a year by monthly, quarterly and semi weekly depositors to report annual withholdings of the year.
PayWow uses ACH credit method so the following returns are needed to be filed.
This form must be filed each quarter on or before the last day of the calendar month following the close of the quarter.
January – March
April – June
July – September
October – December
Form NC-3 must be filed with the department on or before January 31 of the preceding calendar year.
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Enter your account number, the date of the quarter ended, business name and address
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Enter your name, address, NC account number, EIN or SSN of your business and the tax year
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