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Missouri Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Missouri State Tax ID Number 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax and Unemployment Tax ID  

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

Missouri Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

Missouri minimum wage for 2023 is $12.00 per hour. Employers engaged in retail or service businesses with annual gross income of less than $500,000 are exempt from the state minimum wage rate.  

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


Missouri overtime law requires employers to pay employees at least one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week. Find more information HERE.   

Pay Frequency 

Missouri pay frequency laws require employers to pay employees for wages earned at least two times per month and within sixteen days of the close of each payroll period.   

Executive, administrative, professional employees and employees compensated in whole or in part on a commission basis may be paid their salaries or commissions once per month.  

Missouri Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                10,500

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)             2.511

Missouri Income Tax Withholding 

Missouri requires all employers who have an office or do business in the state to withhold Missouri income tax from wages paid to covered employees.  

Missouri State Resources 

Missouri Department of Revenue 

Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations 

Missouri Unemployment Resources 

Missouri SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023