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Paying Employees in Montana

  • Montana 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $9.20

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

    Montana Paystub Requirements:

    • All employers in this state when making payment to employees for salaries or wages shall, upon making such payment, give to the employee an itemized statement setting forth moneys deducted because of state and federal income taxes, social security, or any other deductions together with the amount of each deduction.
    • Where no deduction is made in such payment of wages or salaries, the employer shall give to the employee a statement that the payment does not include any such deductions.

    How often do you have to pay employees in Montana?

    • If the employer does not establish a pay period it is presumed to be semimonthly.  Employees must be paid within 10 days of the pay period end date.

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

    • Involuntary terminations – wages are due immediately unless preexisting written policy exists, in which case must be paid within 15 calendar days or the next payday, whichever comes first
    • Voluntary resignations – wages are due on the next regular payday or within 15 calendar days, whichever comes first

    Montana Withholding Tax 

    Montana Withholding Tax Registration

    Wages subject to Montana withholding tax

    • All income earned within Montana is subject to Montana withholding

    Montana Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate


    • North Dakota

    Montana Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • The withholding schedule is based on your total withholding paid from July 1st of the previous year to June 30th of the current year 
    • Due annually by Jan 31 if withholding was up to $1,199
    • Due monthly by the 15th of the following month if withholding was $1,200-$11,999
    • Due accelerated on the same days as federal tax deposits if withholding is $12,000 or more

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    Montana Unemployment Tax

    Montana Unemployment Tax Registration

    • Register online on Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry website

    Montana Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: Industry rated
    • 2022 Wage Base: $38,100

    Montana Unemployment Tax Due Dates

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

    Montana New Hire Reporting

    • New Hire Reporting Program
      PO Box 8013
      Helena, MT 59607-8013
    • Phone: 888-866-0327
    • Fax: 406-444-0745
    • Montana new hire reporting online

    Montana Child Support

    • State of Montana
      Department of Public Health & Human Services
      Child Support Enforcement Division
      Wage Withholding Unit
      PO Box 8001
      Helena, MT 59604-8001
    • Phone: 406-442-7278
    • Remit Montana child support payments online


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