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Did you know that the State of Tennessee does not have a personal income tax law that requires withholding from wages?

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Tennessee Compensation

Tennessee has no minimum wage law. Federal minimum wage requirements apply to workers in state.

Tennessee Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Tennessee's wage payment law must pay wages at least semimonthly. Wages for the first half of a month must be paid by the fifth of the following month, and wages for the second half of a month must be paid by the 20th of the following month. All private employers that have five or more workers are covered.

Tennessee Unemployment:


Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        8,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    2.7 - 7.0

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Period Effective                                             Calendar Year 2016


Tennessee Income Tax Withholding

Tennessee does not require income tax withholding.

Tennessee Benefits

​Tennessee Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Prohibited

Tennessee requires employers to allow employees sufficient leave time to vote.

All employers in Tennessee must allow employees time off to vote. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers. Employers must grant employees up to three hours of voting time leave. Employees must apply for voting time leave before noon the day before the election.

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