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Iowa Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Iowa State Tax ID Numbers 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax ID   

Click HERE to obtain State Unemployment Tax ID  

Iowa Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

Iowa minimum wage rate is currently $7.25 per hour.  

For more information on Iowa’s minimum wage law, please click HERE.  


There is no state-mandated overtime law in Iowa for private employers. Employers in Iowa covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) should follow the federal overtime rules which require employers to pay non-exempt employees time and one-half the employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek.  

Pay Frequency 

Iowa’s pay frequency statute requires covered employers to pay employees for wages earned at consistent intervals, designated in advance, at least on a biweekly, semimonthly, or monthly basis. Paydays must be no more than 12 days after the end of the pay period, excluding Sundays and legal holidays.  

Iowa Unemployment 

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                36,100

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)         1.0 or 7.5 

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)            None 

Iowa Income Tax Withholding 

Iowa requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Revenue. Iowa and Illinois have a reciprocal withholding agreement that allows withholding from wages in the employee's state of residence only.  

Iowa State Resources 

Iowa Department of Revenue 

Iowa Division of Labor 

Iowa Workforce Development 

Iowa SUI Rate 



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Revised 3/2023