South Carolina Payroll Services

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South Carolina Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

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South Carolina Wage and Hour Laws

Minimum Wage 

There is no state-mandated minimum wage law in South Carolina. Employers in South Carolina 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 South Carolina for private employers. Employers in South Carolina subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act should follow the federal overtime rules.  

Pay Frequency 

South Carolina pay frequency laws require employers to pay wages at the time and place employees are notified of at the time of hire unless notice of any change is made within at least seven calendar days.   

South Carolina Unemployment

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

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)        0.49 (plus the 0.06 DACA surcharge) 

South Carolina Income Tax Withholding 

Employers in South Carolina must withhold state income taxes from wages paid to nonresidents for services performed within South Carolina. Residents working outside of South Carolina are also subject to withholding for that income. 

South Carolina State Resources 

South Carolina Department of Revenue 

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce 

South Carolina SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023