A W-4 and an I-9 are forms that are needed on every employee that is hired. As an employer you are required to file state unemployment taxes each quarter. The current starting rate in Arkansas is 3.8% of the first $12,000 earned per employee. You also have to file federal unemployment taxes at a rate of 0.8% of the first $7,000 earned per employee. If you have independent contractor’s you should obtain a W-9 from each person prior to paying him or her.
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