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Virginia Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Virginia State Tax ID Number 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax and Unemployment ID  

Note: Virginia utilizes one joint application to receive two separate IDs, one for State Income Tax and one for State Unemployment Insurance filings. 

Virginia Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

Virginia’s minimum wage rate is currently $ $12.00 per hour.  

For more information on Virginia’s minimum wage rate rules, please click HERE.  


Virginialaw requiresmost employers to follow the federal overtime laws as prescribed in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

Pay Frequency 

Virginia’s pay frequency statute requires employers to pay employees on a regular schedule with salaried employees paid at least once per month and hourly employees paid at least once every two weeks or twice in each month.  

For more information on Virginia’s pay frequency statute, please click HERE.  

Virginia Unemployment

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


New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)           2.53% or  6.23% (New Foreign Contractors.  New Employer Rate for 2023 is 2.53% and 6.23 for New Foreign Contractors 

(Rates include surcharges)  

Virginia Income Tax Withholding 

Virginia law requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Taxation.  

Virginia State Resources 

Virginia Tax Department 

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry 

Virginia Employment Commission 

Virginia SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023