Alabama Payroll Services

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Alabama Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Alabama State Tax ID Number 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax ID  

Click HERE to obtain State Unemployment Tax ID  

Alabama Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

There is no state-mandated minimum wage law in Alabama. Covered employers in Alabama subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must follow the federal minimum wage standard of $7.25 per hour.  


There is no state-mandated overtime law in Alabama for private employers. Covered employers in Alabama must follow the federal overtime laws as prescribed in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

Pay Frequency 

There are no state-mandated standards related to frequency of pay periods. Covered employers in Alabama must follow the federal requirement that wages are due on the regular payday for the pay period covered.  

Alabama Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                8,000 

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)            2.7 

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)             None 

Alabama Income Tax Withholding 

Because Alabama and federal law vary in the number of exemptions permitted, employees must use the state form A4 and may not use the federal W-4 as a substitute. Get the Alabama State A4 Form HERE. 

For more information on Alabama’s withholding rules, please click HERE.  

Alabama State Resources 

Alabama Department of Revenue 

Alabama Department of Labor 

Alabama Unemployment 

Alabama SUI Rate 



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Revised 3/2023