US payroll tax guide

US Payroll Taxes: Your State-by-State Guide

How much is workers’ comp in Wisconsin? What about unemployment insurance in New York? Read our US state guide to payroll taxes to find out.

Shannon Hodgen
Written by Shannon Hodgen
August 24, 2023

Navigating US payroll and tax laws is complex. Each state can create its own rules, which results in a range of definitions, exemptions, and rates for income tax, unemployment tax, workers’ compensation, and more.

Businesses operating in multiple states face even more challenges, with potential overlaps, conflicts, and local tax variations. To bring some clarity to US payroll and tax regulations, we’ve created a state-by-state guide that introduces you to the basics of each state’s laws. Explore the guide here.

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