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Illinois Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Illinois State Tax ID Number

Click HERE to obtain State Tax and Unemployment ID  

Note: Illinois utilizes one application to receive an ID that used for both State Income Tax and State Unemployment Insurance filings. 

Illinois Wage and Hour Laws 

The Illinois state minimum wage is currently $13.00 per hour.   

Please note that cities and counties within Illinois may have their own separate minimum wage rates which are higher than the state mandated rate and that minimum wage rates for all jurisdictions are subject to change. Employers should verify they meet current state, county, and local requirements.  

For more information about Illinois’ overtime law, please click HERE. 


Illinois’ overtime law requires employers to pay employees time and one-half the regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.  

For more information about Illinois’ overtime law, please click HERE.  

Pay Frequency 

Illinois law requires employers to pay employees all wages earned at least semi-monthly. Wages must be paid no later than 13 days after the end of the pay period.  

Wages of executive, administrative, and professional employees, as defined by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), may be paid once per month.  

For more information on Illinois’ pay frequency laws, please click HERE.  

Illinois Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        13,271

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)     3.950 (Rate includes surcharges) ) 

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)      None 

Illinois Income Tax Withholding 

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

Under reciprocal agreements between Illinois and the states of Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin, wages earned in Illinois by residents of those states are exempt from Illinois state income tax withholding.  

Illinois State Resources 

Illinois Department of Revenue 

Illinois Department of Labor 

Illinois Department of Employment Security 

Illinois SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023