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Alabama Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

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Did you know that in Alabama, employees need to file the state A-4 form rather than the federal W-2? That employers can receive a tax credit for providing basic education to their employees?

Alabama Wage and Labor Laws

There is no state-mandated minimum wage law in Alabama. Alabama follows the federal minimum wage standard of $7.25 per hour. Alabama does not mandate overtime pay.

Alabama Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Alabama's wage payment law must pay wages at least twice in a calendar month and not more than 15 days following the close of the pay period.

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 A-4 and may not use the federal W-4 as a substitute.

Full-time students who anticipate earning less than $1,800 per year and who expect to owe no Alabama income tax may file Form A-4E, Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate. This certificate expires on Dec. 31 of each year.

Get the Alabama A-4 Form (PDF)

Alabama Benefits

Alabama Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Prohibited

Alabama State-Specific Rules

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Information accurate as of December 2020