Mississippi Payroll Services

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Mississippi Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Mississippi State Tax ID Number 

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Mississippi Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

There is no state-mandated minimum wage law in Mississippi. Employers in Mississippi subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act follow the federal minimum wage standard of $7.25 per hour.  


There is no state-mandated overtime law in Mississippi for private employers.  Employers in Mississippi 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 

Employers in the manufacturing and public service sectors with fifty or more employees must pay employees at least once every two weeks or twice during each calendar month, or in the alternative, on the second and forth Saturday of each month.  

Mississippi Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                         14,000 

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)     1.2**   (Rate includes surcharges) 

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)       None 

Mississippi Income Tax Withholding 

Mississippi's law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the State Tax Commission. 

Mississippi State Resources 

Mississippi Department of Revenue 

Mississippi Department of Employment Security 

Mississippi SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023