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Georgia State Agencies and Forms


GEORGIA MINIMUM WAGE (Effective 9/1/97)

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 Minimum Wage: $5.15

Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee): No Minimum

Maximum Tip Credit: No Minimum

Termination Pay - no provision.

Department of Labor - Click here


Unemployment Insurance in Georgia:
Taxable Wage Base in 2017 (Unchanged from 2016)
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)
UI Rate - Min - Max (% Taxable Wages) (Includes 0.06% administrative assessment rate except lowest and highest rate)
  0.04 to 8.1
Employee Deduction   None
Voluntary Contribution Permitted   Yes
Period Effective   Calendar Year 2017

 Georgia Income Tax Withholding

  • Register as employer by filing Form DOL-1A (Employer Status Report):
  • Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate: G4
  • Withholding Method = Tables
  • Supplemental Rate / Bonus Rate: Depends on total annual wages, tax rate = 2,3,4,5 or 6%. 

Local Taxes:



Employee Deduction: None

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 10 days on Form W-4 (Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate) to:
Georgia New Hire Reporting Program - Click here
PO Box 90728
Atlanta, GA 30364-0728

(888) 541-0469
(404) 525-2985

(888) 541-0521
(404) 525-2983

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Family Support Registry
P.O. Box 1800
Carrollton, GA 30112-1800

Reciprocal states:



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Telephone Numbers: Georgia Department of Revenue. Department of Labor.

Form DOL-1A to register as an employer with the Georgia Department of Labor.

Form DOL-4N. Employer's Quarterly Tax and Wage Report.

DOL pamphlet about unemployment insurance for employers in Georgia.

Report new hires online.

Separation notice to be given to an employee when he or she is separated from the company.







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