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Paying Employees in Utah

  • Utah 2022 Minimum Wage: 

    • $7.25 per hour
    • $2.13 per hour for tipped employees

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

    Utah Paystub Requirements:

    • An employer must, on each regular payday, furnish the employee with a statement showing the total amount of each deduction.

    How often do you have to pay employees in Utah?

    • Employees must be paid at regular intervals at least twice per month
    • Wages must be paid within ten days of the pay period end date
    • If a payday falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday wages should be paid on the preceding business day
    • Salaried employees may be paid monthly

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

    • Voluntary resignation – wages are due by the next regular payday.
    • Involuntary termination – wages are due within 24 hours.  The employer satisfies the 24 hour requirement if a direct deposit payment is initiated within 24 hours of the termination.

    Utah Withholding Tax 

    Utah Withholding Tax Registration

    Wages Subject to Utah Withholding

    • All wages earned in Utah by residents and nonresidents is subject to Utah withholding
    • All wages earned by Utah residents in other states is subject to Utah withholding.

    Utah Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate


    • None

    Utah Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • Due monthly on last day of following month if you withhold $1,000 or more per month
    • Due quarterly on last day of the month following quarter-end if you withhold less than $1,000 per month
    • Due annually by Jan 31 if you are a household employer

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    Utah Unemployment Tax

    Utah Unemployment Tax Registration

    Utah Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: Varies, industry rated
    • 2022 Wage Base: $41,600

    Utah Unemployment Tax Due Dates

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

    Utah New Hire Reporting

    • Employers can submit new hires online on Utah Department of Workforce Services website
    • Utah New Hire Registry
      PO Box 45247
      Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0247
    • Phone: (801) 526-9235
    • Fax: (801) 526-4391

    Utah Child Support

    • Employers can submit Utah child support payments electronically using TouchPay
    • ORS Child Support Services
      PO Box 45011
      Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0011
    • Phone: (801) 536-8500

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