Massachusetts Payroll Services

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Massachusetts Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Massachusetts State Tax ID Number

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Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws

Minimum Wage

Massachusetts is currently $15.00 per hour. For more details about the Massachusetts minimum wage program, please click here.

The state of Massachusetts also has “Blue Laws” which require certain businesses to pay extra compensation (“premium pay”) to employees who work on Sundays and some legal holidays. Please click here for more details related to Massachusetts Blue Laws and if they apply to your business.


Most employees in Massachusetts earn overtime at the rate of 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a week. For more specifics on Massachusetts overtime provisions, please click here.

Pay Frequency

Massachusetts requires employers to pay hourly workers no less than every other week (bi-weekly) with payment required within 6 days after the pay period ends (for 5-6 days worked) and within 7 days after the pay period ends (for 1-4 days worked OR 7 days worked).

Massachusetts Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                                 15,000


New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)                              2.42 or 6.72


Massachusetts Income Tax Withholding

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

Every employer must withhold Massachusetts tax from wages paid to residents wherever earned, and from wages paid to nonresidents for services performed within the state. Employers are required to withhold under federal law are required to withhold under state law.

Massachusetts State Resources

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

Massachusetts SUI Rate


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Revised 3/2022