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Illinois State Agencies and Forms



Minimum Wage $8.25 

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Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee) $4.95 

Maximum Tip Credit $3.30


State Labor Laws


Employees covered by Illinois' minimum wage law must be paid $8.25 an hour.

Termination Pay - Fired/Quit - next regular payday.

Unemployment Insurance in Illinois 
Taxable Wage Base in 2017 (Unchanged from 2016)
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)
UI Rate - Min - Max  in 2017 (% Taxable Wages)
  0.55 - 7.35
Voluntary Contribution Permitted   No
Employee Deduction   None
Period Effective   Calendar Year 2017


Register as employer by filing Form UI-1 (Report to Determine Liability)
Report quarterly wages and contributions by filing Form UI-3/40 Employer's Contribution and Wage Report) by last day of month following end of quarter.

Illinois Income Tax Withholding

Illinois law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Revenue.

Under reciprocal agreements between Illinois and the states of Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin, wages earned in Illinois by residents of those states is exempt from Illinois state income tax withholding.

  • Register new businesses by filing Form REG -1(Business Registration Application)
  • Employee's Illinois Withholding Allowance
  • Withholding Method = 3.75%
  • Supplemental Rate = Withhold at 3.75%


Employee Deduction: None

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return reporting to work within 20 days on New Hire Reporting Form to:

Illinois New Hire Directory
P.O. Box 19473
Springfield, IL 62794-9473
217-557-1947 (fax)

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Illinois State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 5400
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5400

Reciprocity States:

Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin

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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