SBA Hiring a First Employee

This gives an 8 step overview of how to hire your first employee, including all the legal steps, from obtaining an employer’s ID number to instructions on how to set up tax withholding. This article also includes links to definitions of other tax forms, such as W-4s. SBA’s “Hiring a First Employee” details only the necessary steps to take after hiring a good employee, not how to find a good employee.


Applicability to Business

  • Taxes are one of the only certain things in life
  • Employees are a necessary part of building a strong business


Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain an EIN
  • Setup recordkeeping books
  • Start organizing all necessary tax forms