What is the state minimum wage? 

  • $9.65/hour

What do I need to know about state withholding tax?

  • Do not withhold Michigan tax on income earned in Michigan by non-residents if they are a resident of a reciprocal state (i.e., Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, or Minnesota).
  • Income earned by all other residents and non-residents in Michigan is subject to Michigan withholding.

What forms do employees need to set up state withholding?

  • MI-W4 – Employee’s Michigan Withholding Exemption Certificate

What do I need to know about unemployment tax?

  • 2020 Taxable Wage Base – $9,000 
    • (If the Michigan Unemployment Trust Fund balance falls or is projected to fall below $2.5 billion dollars, the taxable wage base limit will increase to $9,500. This adjustment will be made automatically in the state tax reporting system, but will need to be updated in software used by Employer / 3rd party filer)
  • 2020 New Employer UI Rate – 2.7%
  • 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?

  • Report new hires online
  • Michigan New Hire Operations Center
    PO Box 85010
    Lansing, MI 48908-5010
  • Fax: (877) 318-1659
  • Phone: (800) 524-9846

How do I submit Child Support payments?

  • Remit payments online
    Michigan State Disbursement Unit
    Office of Child Support
    P.O. Box 30350
    Lansing, Michigan 48909-7850
  • Phone: (866) 540-0008

Additional Resources:

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity Michigan Unemployment for Employers
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – Employer Resources Michigan Forms & Documents
Michigan Workers’ Compensation – Employer Compliance

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