What is the state minimum wage? 

  • $7.25/hour – Mississippi does not have a state minimum wage requirement, therefore it follows the federal minimum wage guidelines.

What do I need to know about state withholding tax?

  • Mississippi law requires withholding of state income taxes from the wages of residents and non-residents. Residents are subject to the tax for services performed both within and outside of Mississippi
  • New employers are required to register for a withholding account. Click here to register online.

What forms do employees need to set up state withholding?

What do I need to know about unemployment tax?

  • 2020 Taxable Wage Base – 14,000
  • 2020 New Employer UI Rate – 1.0%
  • 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
  • Mail form to:
    Mississippi Department of Employment Security
    1911 Arcadia Street
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  • Phone: (601) 359-4500

How do I submit Child Support payments?

  • Remit payments online
  • Mail Payment to:
    P.O. Box 23094
    Jackson, MS 39225
  • Phone: (877) 882-4916

Additional Resources:

Mississippi Department of Employment SecurityMississippi Department of Revenue
Mississippi State LawsMississippi Employer Resources
Mississippi Workforce DevelopmentEmployer Reference Guide

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