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Maryland Payroll Information

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Paying Employees in Maryland

  • Maryland 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $12.50 per hour (employers with 15 or more employees)
    • $12.20 per hour (employers with 14 or fewer employees)
    • $3.63 for tipped employees

    Maryland Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

    Maryland Paystub Requirements:

    • A statement of the gross earnings of the employee and deductions from those gross earnings

    How often do you have to pay employees in Maryland?

    • Employees must be paid at least twice per month with an exception for executive, professional and administrative employees.

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

    • Voluntary resignation – wages are due on the next scheduled payday.
    • Involuntary termination – wages are due on the next scheduled payday.

    Maryland Withholding Tax 

    Maryland Withholding Tax Registration

    Wages Subject to Maryland Withholding

    • All wages earned by Maryland residents is subject to Maryland withholding
    • All wages earned by nonresidents in Maryland is subject to Maryland withholding, with the exception of residents of reciprocal states.

    Maryland Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate


    • Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia

    Maryland Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • Due within three business days of pay date if withholding is $15000 or more for preceding year
    • Due quarterly on the 15th of the month following quarter end if less than $700 per quarter
    • Due monthly on the 15th day of the month following reporting period if more than $700 per quarter
    • Due annually by Jan 31 if less than $250 per year

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    Maryland Unemployment Tax

    Maryland Unemployment Tax Registration

    Maryland Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 2.6%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $8,500

    Maryland Unemployment Tax Due Dates

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

    Maryland New Hire Reporting

    Maryland Child Support

    • Use the Maryland Department of Human Services website to remit payments online
    • Maryland State Disbursement Unit
      PO Box 17396
      Baltimore, MD 21297-1396
    • Phone: (855) 853-8289
    • Fax: (844) 324-3857
    • E-mail:

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