Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Paying Employees in Utah

Utah 2021 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

Reciprocity

  • 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
  • 2021 Wage Base: $38,900

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

Additional Resources