Wave offers automated payroll tax payments and filings in fourteen states within the US. There is no additional cost to set up tax service if your business is based in one of these states. You can authorize tax service in the payroll setup hub, and we’ll take it from there!

Wave currently offers Tax Service in fourteen US states. Your business address in your payroll account must be in one of these states to set up tax service.

What states are tax services available in?

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

What payments and filing will Wave make?

Federal

Payments Filing
  • IRS-WH – Federal Income Tax, Social Security, Medicare
  • IRS-FUTA – Federal Unemployment Insurance Tax
  • Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return
  • Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return (only applicable for quarterly filers)
  • Form 944, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return (only applicable for annual filers)
  • W-2/W-3, Annual Wage and Tax Statements filed with Social Security Administration (SSA)

State

Wave will handle New Hire Reporting for all states supported on Tax Service as soon as your automatic tax payments become active.

Click on your state below to see a list of state-specific tax payments and filings Wave can automate.

Arizona

Payments Filing
  • State Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • AZ UC-018, Quarterly Contribution Return and Wage Detail Report
  • A1-QRT, Quarterly Withholding Return
  • A1-R, Annual Withholding Reconciliation Return
  • State copy of W-2

California

Payments Filing
  • State Income Tax Withholding 
  • SDI (State Disability Insurance)
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • DE9, Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages
  • DE9C, Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation)

Florida

Payments Filing
  • Reemployment Tax
  • RT-6, Employer’s Quarterly Report

Georgia

Payments Filing
  • State Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • DOL-4N, Quarterly Wage Detail and Contribution Return
  • G-7 M, Quarterly Withholding Return
  • State copy of W-2

Illinois

Payments Filing
  • State Income Tax Withholding
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • IL-941, Illinois Withholding Income Tax Return
  • UI-3/40, Employer’s Contribution and Wage Report
  • State copy of W-2

Indiana

Payments Filing
  • State and County Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • UC-5A, Quarterly Wage Detail and Contribution Return
  • WH-1, Withholding Tax Voucher
  • WH-3, Annual Withholding Tax Form
  • State copy of W-2

Minnesota

Payments Filing
  • State Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • MDES-1, Quarterly Wage Detail and Contribution Return
  • MW-1, Quarterly Withholding Return
  • State copy of W-2

New York

Payments Filing
  • State Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • NYS-45, Quarterly Combined Withholding, Wage Reporting and Unemployment Insurance Return

North Carolina

Payments Filing
  • State Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • NCUI 101, Employer’s Quarterly Tax and Wage Report
  • NC-5, Semiweekly/Monthly/Quarterly Income Tax Return
  • NC-3, Annual Withholding Reconciliation of Income Tax
  • State copy of W-2

Tennessee

Payments Filing
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • LB-0456, Premium Report
  • LB-0851, Wage Report

Texas

Payments Filing
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • C-3, Employer’s Quarterly Report

Virginia

Payments Filing
  • State Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • FC-21/20, Employer Quarterly Payroll and Tax Report
  • VA-5, Employer’s Semiweekly/Monthly/Quarterly Income Tax Return
  • VA-6, Employer’s Annual Summary of Income Tax Return
  • State copy of W-2

Washington

Payments Filing
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • State Industrial Insurance
  • EMS 5208 A, Quarterly Unemployment Insurance - Tax Summary
  • EMS 5208 B, Quarterly Unemployment Insurance – Wage Detail
  • F212-055-000 Workers’ Compensation Employer’s Quarterly Report

Wisconsin

Payments Filing
  • State Withholding Tax
  • State Unemployment Tax
  • UCT-101-E, Quarterly Contribution Report
  • UC-7823-E, Quarterly Wage Report
  • WT-6, Withholding Tax Deposit Report
  • WT-7, Employers Annual Reconciliation
  • State copy of W-2

Household employers are required to deposit taxes against and file IRS Schedule H, which Wave's automated payroll tax payments and filings do not support. Household employers can take advantage of the great self-serve features available in Wave Payroll, including payroll calculations, direct deposit for employee pay, and W-2 generation at year end, but are not able to take advantage of tax service. 

Ready to go? Find out how to set up automated tax payments & filings with Wave!

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