When you hire a new employee or contractor, many states require you to report that info to them on a new hire report.
This will include info like their name, address, SSN, and when they started working for you. New hire reporting exists so states can track people who may owe debts, like child support or other court-ordered payments.
Most states require you to report your new hires within 20 days of their start date, but some require it sooner. It’s best to check with your state and promptly get your paperwork filed.
Updated September 26, 2017
This article provides general information and shouldn’t be construed as tax advice. Since tax rules may change over time and can vary by location and industry, please consult a CPA or tax advisor for advice specific to your business.