Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Paying Employees in Georgia

Georgia 2021 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

Reciprocity

  • 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: 2.7%
  • 2021 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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