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Determine Your State Tax Obligations

In addition to federal business taxes, your business must pay certain state and local taxes. Tax laws vary by state and the links below provide access to key resources that will help you learn about your state tax obligations.

The most common types of tax requirements for small business are income taxes and employment taxes.

Income Taxes

Your state income tax obligation is determined by the legal structure of your business. For example, LLCs are taxed separately from the owners, while sole proprietors report their personal and business income taxes using the same form. Consult the General Tax Information link under your state for specific requirements.

Employment Taxes

In addition to federal employment taxes, if you have employees you are also responsible for paying certain state employment taxes such as workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance taxes. The following states/territories also require a business to pay for temporary disability insurance:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Puerto Rico

Find your Tax Obligations by State

Use the links below to find out more about the business tax requirements in your state or territory.

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