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District of Columbia Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your District of Columbia State Tax ID Number

Click Here to Obtain State Tax and Unemployment ID 
Note: DC is a "Joint Application" State. One application for TWO ID numbers (one for SIT and one for SUI). 

Did you know that the District of Columbia has informal reciprocal agreements with Virginia and Maryland, and residents of the District working in those states are not subject to District withholding unless they voluntarily request that District tax be withheld? 

District of Columbia Wage and Hour Laws

Employees covered by the District of Columbia's minimum wage law must be paid at least $16.10 per hour. All employees are covered except those specifically exempt by statute; among those exempt are individuals employed in executive, administrative, or professional capacities and outside salespersons. 

District of Columbia Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by the District of Columbia's wage payment law must pay wages at least twice in a calendar month. Paydays must be not more than 10 working days following the close of pay periods, except where different pay periods are specified in collective bargaining agreements. 

District of Columbia Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                              9,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)            2.7

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)           None

District of Columbia Income Tax Withholding

The District of Columbia law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employee's wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Office of Tax and Revenue. 

District of Columbia Benefits

District of Columbia Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         No

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 No

The District of Columbia has no voting time leave law.

District of Columbia Tax Resources

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Revised 3/2023