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Paying Employees in Mississippi

  • Mississippi 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $7.25

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

    Mississippi Paystub Requirements:

    • No pay stub requirement

    How often do you have to pay employees in Mississippi?

    • Employers engaged in manufacturing who employ 50 or more employees must pay employees at least once every two weeks or twice each month.

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

    • No state requirement for voluntary resignation or involuntary termination

    Mississippi Withholding Tax 

    Mississippi Withholding Tax Registration

    • Register online on Mississippi’s Taxpayer Access Point

    Wages subject to Mississippi income tax

    • All wages earned within Mississippi are subject to Mississippi income tax (both resident and non-resident)
    • Wages earned by Mississippi residents in another state are subject to Mississippi income tax if those wages are not subject to another state’s income tax

    Mississippi Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate

    Reciprocity

    • None

    Mississippi Withholding Tax Due Dates (will be assigned by the state)

    • Due monthly on 20th day of the following month
    • Due quarterly by 20th day of the month following quarter-end
    • Due annually on Feb 28th, or due on the same day as federal payments depending on a frequency assigned by state (unable to find frequency table by amount)

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    Mississippi Unemployment Tax

    Mississippi Unemployment Tax Registration

    • Register online on the Mississippi Department of Employment Security website

    Mississippi Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 1.2%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $14,000

    Mississippi Unemployment Tax Due Dates

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

    Mississippi New Hire Reporting

    • Mississippi State Directory of New Hires

    PO Box 90008

    Raleigh, NC 27675-9008

    • Phone: 800-241-1330
    • Fax: 800-937-8668
    • Report Mississippi new hires online using the Mississippi State Directory of New Hire’s website

    Mississippi Child Support

    • CRDU

    PO Box 4301

    Jackson, MS 39296

    • Phone: 601-359-9906
    • Remit payments online using the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s website

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