What is the state minimum wage? 

  • $12.30/hour
  • Tipped Employees must be paid half of the state minimum wage rate or $6.15 per hour

What do I need to know about state withholding tax?

  • Income earned within Missouri is subject to withholding tax for both residents and non-residents. 
  • Withholding applies to wages of residents, regardless of where earned and to wages of nonresidents for income earned in Missouri.

What forms do employees need to set up state withholding?

  • Form MO W-4 – Employee’s Maryland Withholding Exemption Certificate

What do I need to know about unemployment tax?

  • 2024 Taxable Wage Base – $10,000
  • 2024 New Employer UI Rate – 2.51%
  • With few exceptions, new employers are required to register for an unemployment tax account. Click here to register.

How do I report new hires to the state?

  • Register and report new hires online
  • Mail or Fax one of the following hardcopy documents:
    • Federal W-4 Form
    • MO W-4 Form
    • A printed list of data– created using at least a 10-point font size, and have the employer’s name, Federal Employer Identification Number, and address clearly displayed at the top of the report.
  • Missouri Department of Revenue
    PO Box 3340
    Jefferson City, MO 65105–3340
  • Fax: (573) 526-8079
  • Phone: (888) 663-6751

How do I submit Child Support payments?

  • Remit payments online
  • Family Support Payment Center
    PO Box 109001
    Jefferson City, MO 65110-9001
  • Fax: (573) 751-0507
  • Phone: (888) 761-6390

Additional Resources:

Missouri Department of Revenue – Employer Withholding Missouri Department of Labor
Quick Guide for New Employers – Missouri Missouri Employer – Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Missouri Unemployment – Resource Guide for Employers Missouri Forms & Manuals

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