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Paying Employees in Georgia

  • Georgia 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $7.25/hour

    Georgia Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for non-exempt employees for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek

    Georgia Paystub Requirements:

    • No pay stub requirement

    How often do you have to pay employees in Georgia?

    • With few exceptions, employers must pay employees at least twice per month.

    When is an employee’s final check due in Georgia?

    • No state requirement

    Georgia Withholding Tax 

    Georgia Withholding Tax Registration

    • Register online using the Georgia Tax Center website

    Wages subject to Georgia Withholding

    • Income earned within Georgia is subject to Georgia withholding
    • Income earned by residents outside of Georgia is subject to Georgia withholding

    Georgia Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate


    • None

    Georgia Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • The lookback period is 12 month period ending 6/30 of the preceding calendar year.  
    • If >$50,000 semi-weekly payer, taxes due the following Wednesday for pay dates Wed-Fri and due the following Friday for pay dates Sat-Tue.  
    • If <$50,000 monthly payer, tax due on or before 15th day of following month. 
    • If tax is <$200 per month tax is due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the quarter. 
    • If <$800 per year tax is due annually by 1/31 following the end of Q4.

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    Georgia Unemployment Tax

    Georgia Unemployment Tax Registration

    • Register online using Georgia’s DOL website

    Georgia Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 2.64%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $9,500

    Georgia Unemployment Tax Due Dates

    • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    Georgia New Hire Reporting

    • Georgia New Hire Reporting Program
      PO Box 90728
      Atlanta, GA 30364-0728
    • Phone: 888-541-0469
    • Fax: 888-541-0521
    • Georgia new hire reporting online

    Georgia Child Support

    • Family Support Registry
      PO Box 1800
      Carrollton, GA 30112-1800
    • Phone: 877-231-8573
    • Remit Georgia child support payments online



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