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Paying Employees in Montana

Montana 2024 Minimum Wage:

  • $10.30 per hour


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 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 Registration

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


Montana Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: Industry rated
  • 2024 Wage Base: $43,000


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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