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Alabama State Agencies and Forms


ALABAMA MINIMUM WAGE (Effective 7/24/09)

Minimum Wage  $7.25

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Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee) $2.13

Maximum Tip Credit $5.12

Youth Sub-Minimum Wage $4.25

Minimum Wage - The Federal minimum wage rate applies.
Termination Pay - No state provision

Unemployment Insurance in Alabama:
Taxable Wage Base  (Unchanged from 2016)
  $8,000 in 2017
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)
  2.7 in 2017 and 2.7 in 2016
UI Rate - Min - Max (% Taxable Wages) (Unchanged from 2016)
  0.65% to 6.8%
Period Effective   Calendar Year 2017

Additional Surcharges/Fees that may apply

Employment Security Assessment rate is 0.06%. Shared Costs Assessment included in tax rate.

Does not include the Shared Cost Assessment of 1.6% or the Employment Security Administrative Enhancement (ESA) of -0.06%.


Alabama Income Tax Withholding

Because Alabama and federal law vary in the number of exemptions permitted, employees must use the state form A-4 and may not use the federal W-4 as a substitute.

Full-time students who anticipate earning less than $1,800 per year and who expect to owe no Alabama income tax may file Form A-4E, Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate. This certificate expires on Dec. 31 of each year.

State Income Tax in Alabama:
Wage Withholding ($)
Supplemental Wage / Bonus Rate

State Disability Insurance (SDI):


New Hire Reporting:

New Hire Unit 
649 Monroe Street, Room 3203
Montgomery, AL 36131-0378
Phone: 334-206-6020

Fax: 334-206-6020



Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Alabama Child Support Payment Center
PO Box 244015
Montgomery, AL 36124-4015

Gloria Liggens, EFT supervisor of inbound payments

Phone: 334-270-9667 ext. 202

Phone: 866-252-4453


To report online: click here


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Use our Salary Paycheck Calculator for your Alabama payroll.


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.


Telephone Numbers: Taxpayer Service Centers (phones, addresses); Alabama Department of Industrial Relations (UI, Workers Comp contacts)

Form COM 101, Combined Registration/Application/Change Form to register as a new business for Alabama taxes, including withholding tax. Print, fill out, and mail to the address on the form.

Form SR2, Report to Determine Liability for Unemployment Compensation Insurance. Required of all Alabama employers. Print, complete, and mail to the address on the form.

Withholding tax forms on the website of the Alabama Department of Revenue.

File withholding tax online.

Withholding Tax Tables and Instructions for Alabama Employers.

Unemployment Compensation Business page., a comprehensive resource for Workers' Compensation in Alabama, including forms.



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