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Connecticut State Agencies and Forms


Connecticut Department of Revenue Services - click here

Connecticut Department of Labor - click here


State Labor Laws:



Minimum Cash Wage

Minimum Wage - $10.10

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Tipped hotel or restaurant employees only $6.38

Tipped bartenders only $8.23

All other tipped employees $9.75

Maximum Tip Credit

Tipped hotel or restaurant employees only $3.72

Tippped bartenders only $1.87

All other tipped employees $0.35

Termination Pay - Fired - next business day. Quit - next regular payday.


Unemployment Insurance in Connecticut:
Taxable Wage Base (Unchanged from 2016)
  $15,000 in 2017
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)
  3.9 in 2017 
UI Rate - Min - Max (% Taxable Wages) (Includes 1.4% fund solvency surtax)
  1.9 - 6.8
Voluntary Contribution Permitted   No
Period Effective   Calendar Year 2017

Additional Surcharges/Fees that may apply

Fund Solvency Tax Rate is included in tax rate (new employers are not subject to the surcharge).

Benefit ratio formula

Report quarterly wages and contributions by filing Form UC-5A (Employee Quarterly Earnings Report) and Form UC-2 (Employer Contribution Return) by last day of month following end of quarter: To file online click here

Connecticut Income Tax Withholding:

  • Register as employer by filing Form UC-1A (Employer Status Report) to register online click here
  • Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate: CT-W4
  • Withholding Method = formula
  • Supplemental Rate = Add to annualized regular wages, compute tax on total, and subtract tax withheld from regular wages.

Local Taxes:


State Disability Insurance (SDI):


New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days on Form CT-W4 (Employee's Withholding or Exemption Certificate) to:

Connecticut Department of Labor
Office of Research, ATTN; CT-W4
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109


800-816-1108 fax (in state only)

To report online click here

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Child Support Division
Department of Human Resources
1049 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

To report online click here

Reciprocal States:



The information on this web page is furnished with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal or accounting advice. If legal or expert services are required, contact your attorney or accounting professional.

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