Payroll laws by state

Check each state’s unique payroll laws and tax rates using the drop-down menu or interactive map below.

Important tax information when hiring your first employee

When you hire your first employee, you’ll need to pay employment taxes. Every time you pay an employee, you’ll need to pay taxes on a regular schedule.


Withholding tax


Withholding taxes are funds withheld from your employee’s pay and submitted to Federal and State governments. Paying withholding tax is required by law. There are three types of withholding tax: Federal, State, and Local.

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