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USA Payroll Guide

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United States Dollar (USD)


Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C.

Offical language(s)



United States Dollar (USD)

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Fiscal year

1 January - 31 December

Hiring in the USA

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in the USA, whether you’re looking for services in New York, Chicago or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In the USA, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • Federal Minimum Wage is USD 7.25 per hour
  • State Unemployment
  • Workers Compensation

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in the USA?

Employees incur both Federal and State level tax. Federal Income Tax operates on a sliding scale with different brackets for single or married filers. State Income Tax varies with Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming not requiring State Income Tax at all.

What are the regulations around leave?

The USA is among very few nations that offers zero paid vacation entitlement. Any paid vacation supplied to an employee is entirely discretionary and up to the employer. Even National Holidays do not oblige the employer to supply paid leave.

What about dismissing an employee?

Employment rights are fairly simple in the USA, but we suggest you speak to one of our Employment Law Advisors before taking any action. This will ensure compliance is upheld throughout the process. An employee can be entitled to a substantial sum if not dealt with correctly.

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In-Country Employment Contracts

Creation of locally-compliant American employment agreements, ensuring you and your employees are protected in-country. Our experts in the USA will create your bespoke agreement.

Payroll Processing

With global knowledge and local proficiency, we provide a fully-managed payroll solution that handles all the complex tasks, leaving you to focus on your business.

Tax and Labor Law

the USA’s complex legislation can be daunting. Our in-country specialists are an extended member of your team, steering you safely through tax and labor law.

Regulatory Compliance

Our in-country professionals provide a wealth of experience and expertise in Payroll & HR compliance, ensuring your venture complies with ever-changing legislation.

Start-Up Implementation

We’ll ensure you’re operational promptly in accordance with local law, advising on the best route for your business, whether it’s via a legal entity or foreign registration.

Declarations and Audits

Our local specialists will manage and submit annual declarations on your behalf, guaranteeing accurate and prompt reporting to the authorities and also providing support for audits.
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