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Montana Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

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Did you know that Montana has a reciprocal agreement with North Dakota, whereby Montana employers are not required to withhold Montana income tax from compensation earned by employees living in North Dakota?

Montana Wage and Hour Laws

Employers must pay $8.75 an hour to employees covered by Montana's minimum wage law. Exceptions apply to employees of small businesses and to farmworkers, as well as:

  • apprentices or learners for up to 30 days of employment;
  • learners under age 18 employed as farm workers for up to 180 days, provided they are
    paid at least 50 percent of the minimum wage; and
  • direct sellers.

Montana Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Montana's wage payment law must pay wages no more than 10 business days after the close of a pay period. Employees absent on payday must be paid on demand.
Montana Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        34,100

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.00 - 2.40*

Montana Income Tax Withholding

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

Every employer in Montana that pays wages must withhold the state tax. Nonresident employers must withhold tax from wages paid for service provided within Montana.

Montana Benefits

Montana Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         No

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 No

Montana does not have a voting time leave law.

Montana State Tax Resources

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*Rates vary by industry.
Accurate as of December 2020