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Employer's Obligations for Connecticut State Payroll Taxes

- Updated on Feb 15, 2023 - 11:00 AM by 123PayStubs Team

With 123PayStubs, you can know the tax liabilities for the pay period and generate pay stubs instantly for salaried or hourly employees and contractors in Connecticut.

To create pay stubs, enter a few basic details like company and employee information, earnings, and pay schedule information. That's it! Our Connecticut paystub generator will do all the math for you and generate pay stubs with accurate tax calculations.

Also, 123PayStubs provides information about the payroll requirements for the state.

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What should employers know about the Connecticut State Payroll Taxes?

123PayStubs will be suitable for those who are doing payroll on their own. As, 123PayStubs covers all the information required for Connecticut state withholding taxes and provides you with the exact details to keep payroll under your control.

Apart from the federal withholding, employers in Connecticut are also responsible for certain state payroll tax requirements which are listed below.

Connecticut State Minimum Wage Requirements

Employers in the State of Connecticut must pay their employees the state minimum wage rate of $11/hr, and from September 1, 2020, the state minimum wage rate would be $12/hr.

Connecticut State New Hire Reporting

All employers must report their newly hired and rehired employees to State of Connecticut New Hire Reporting within 20 calendar days from their date of hire or reemployment.

Employers may report online, fax or mail the Form CT-W4.

Connecticut state also requires the reporting of independent contractors who earn $5,000 or more and are not registered with the Connecticut Department of Labor for unemployment tax purposes.

Filing New Hire Report Form Online

The State of Connecticut has a dedicated website for new hire reporting. Employers can report the new hire report forms online at the website.

Mail or Fax the New Hire Report Form

Employers can fax a copy of CT-W4 form to 1-800-816-1108 or mail them to the following address:

Connecticut Department of Labor
Office of Research, ATTN: CT-W4
200 Folly Brook Blvd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Connecticut State Withholding Tax

  • The Connecticut state requires employers to withhold state income taxes from employee's pay. Employees are required to complete Form CT-W4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate to calculate withholdings.
  • Connecticut does not have any reciprocal agreements with other states of the U.S.
  • Connecticut State has no supplemental rate, and taxes can be withheld at the federal flat rate of 22%.

Connecticut State Unemployment Insurance TAX (SUI)

  • Connecticut SUTA wage base limit for 2020: $15,000
  • Connecticut SUTA tax rates for 2020: 1.9 - 6.8% (including 1.4% fund solvency surtax)
  • Connecticut SUTA tax rates for new employers: 3.2% (including 1.4% fund solvency surtax)

Other Payroll Requirements for Connecticut

Connecticut Termination Pay: If the employer terminates an employee, the wages or compensation for labor or service earned are due and payable the next day. However, if the employee resigns the job, the final wages and compensation can be paid on the next regular payday.

Remit withholding for child support to

Connecticut - CCSPC
P.O. Box 990032
Hartford, CT 06199-0032.

Connecticut State Local Taxes

There are no local taxes in the State of Connecticut.

When is the Connecticut state payroll tax payment due?

Connecticut state requires tax payments to be made on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis.

However, tax deposits for unemployment insurance fall due each quarter (April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31) and must be filed to the Connecticut Department of Labor.

Connecticut State Deposit Requirement

The state of Connecticut requires employers remitting payments electronically through the Taxpayer Services Center (TSC-BUS).

Tax Deposit Deadlines

  • For weekly remitter: If the payday falls on a Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, then the due date is the second Wednesday following the payday. Also, if the payday falls on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, the due date is the Wednesday following the payday.
  • For monthly remitter: The fifteenth day of the following month.
  • For quarterly remitter: Last day of the month following the calendar quarter - April 30 (1st quarter), July 31 (2nd quarter), October 31 (3rd quarter), and January 31 (4th quarter).

Also, employers have to deposit unemployment taxes quarterly to Connecticut Department of Labor through ACH credit payment option and electronic funds transfer.

Quarterly Connecticut Payroll Tax Filings

Employers can file the withholding returns electronically through Form CT-941, Quarterly Withholding Reconciliation at the Taxpayer Services Center (TSC-BUS) or over the telephone using the Business Telefile System.

Form UC-5A, Employee Quarterly Earnings Report and Continuation and Form UC-2, Employer Contribution Return for unemployment taxes are also required to be filed by employers quarterly through the Connecticut Department of Labor Tax and Benefits System.

Annual Connecticut Payroll Tax Filings

The state of Connecticut requires employers to file every Copy 1 of federal Form W-2 reporting Connecticut wages with CT-W3 form, Connecticut Annual Reconciliation of Withholdings on or before January 31 even if there are no state income tax withheld. This form can also be filed electronically at the Taxpayer Services Center (TSC-BUS) or over the telephone using the Business Telefile System.

123PayStubs is more than a paystub generator.

No matter which part of Connecticut your business operates in, our Connecticut paystub generator will let you create pay stubs for your employees and contractors with accurate tax calculations including all cities like Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, or Hartford. You only have to provide a few basic information such as company, employee and salary details and our pay stub generator will calculate all the applicable taxes swiftly based on the information provided. It will take less than 2 minutes to generate a pay stub. Employees and contractors in Connecticut can use the pay stubs as proof of income.

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