Payroll Services in Wisconsin

June 18, 2015


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 Wisconsin Payroll Tax Withholding Information

  • New Employers — New Wisconsin employers must register at the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue, and for a new employer SUTA account.
  • Withholding – Wisconsin employers should use the following method to calculate supplemental wages. They should add supplemental wages to regular wages for the current or preceding period, compute tax on the total, and subtract tax withheld on regular wages, or withhold at a flat approved percentage based on wages:
    wages between $0-$10910 withhold at 4%
    wages between $10,910-$21,820 withhold at 5.84%
    wages between $21,820-$2401,90 withhold at 6.27%
    wages $240,190 and over withhold at 7.65%.
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  • State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) — Employers should use the reserve ratio formula to calculate Wisconsin SUI. Rate schedule A is in effect.
    The wage base is $14,000 for 2015 and 2014, with contribution rates ranging from 0.27% to 9.80%(including solvency tax).
    New employers with payroll of less than $500,000 should use a SUI rate of 3.6% for 2015, and 2014.
    New employers with payroll greater than $500,000 should use a SUI rate of 4.1% for 2015, and 2014.
    New construction employers will pay 6.60% in 2015, and 2015.
    *All rates include the solvency tax, assigned to the employer based on their contribution rate.
  • State Labor Laws — The Federal minimum wage rate applies in Wisconsin. If an employee is fired or quits, they should receive termination pay on their next regular payday.Wisconsin also has a statute regarding certain types of dismissals if the business is closing, or relocating. Employees should be paid within 24 hours of separation of employment.
  • New Hire Reporting — Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days on Form W-4, Wisconsin for WT-4, electronically, by telephone, by Internet to:
    New Hire Reporting
    P.O. Box 14431
    Madison, WI 53714-0431
    Phone- 608-264-7737
  • Child Support Remittance – Employers can remit child support online or remit coupon and payment to:
    Wisconsin Support Collections Trust Fund (WI SCTF)
    Box 74400
    Milwaukee, WI 53274-0400
  • Reciprocal States — Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.
  • Local Taxes – No
  • Helpful Links –
    Wisconsin Department of Revenue 
    Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 

Updated 1/26/2015