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Delaware Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Delaware State Tax ID Number

Click Here to Obtain State Tax and State Unemployment ID

Note:Delaware is a "Joint Application" State. One application for TWO ID numbers (one for SIT and one for SUI).

Did you know that Delaware does not assess a sales tax on consumers, but businesses may have to pay sales tax on their gross receipts?

Delaware Wage and Hour Laws

Employers covered by Delaware's minimum wage law must pay employees at least $9.25 an hour.

All employees are covered except for:

  • agricultural workers;
  • those working in an executive, administrative or professional capacity;
  • outside salespersons on commission; and
  • those working in the fish and seafood industry up through the first processing.

Delaware Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Delaware's wage payment law must pay wages at least once in a calendar month. All wages due must be paid within seven days from the close of the pay period.
Delaware Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        16,500

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.8 or 2.3

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Delaware Income Tax Withholding

Delaware's law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Revenue.

An employer withholding Delaware income tax on Delaware residents who are earning income in another state may reduce the Delaware withholding by the amount of tax withheld for the other state.

Delaware Benefits

Delaware Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         No

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 No

Delaware State Tax Resources

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Information accurate as of December 2020