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Payroll New Hampshire, Unique Aspects of New Hampshire Payroll Law and Practice
New Hampshire has no State Income Tax. There for there is no State Agency to oversee withholding deposits and reports. There are no State W2's to file, no supplement wage withholding rates and no State W2's to file.
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a .00 penalty for a late report in and 0 for conspiracy in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 800-803-4485 or 603-229-4371 or on the web at www.nhworks.state.nh.us/newhire/newhire.htm
New Hampshire does not allow compulsory direct deposit
New Hampshire requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
New Hampshire requires that employee be paid no less often than weekly; biweekly, semimonthly, or monthly if commissioner agrees.
New Hampshire requires that the lag time between the end of the pay period and the payment of wages to the employee not exceed eight days after workweek when wages are earned.
New Hampshire payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay with in 72 hours; next regular payday if suspended due to labor dispute or temporarily laid off. Voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay by the next regular payday or by mail if employee requests it; within 72 hours if 1 pay period's notice is given.
Deceased employee's wages of 0 must be paid to the surviving spouse; adult children; parent; siblings; funeral expenses (in that order).
Escheat laws in New Hampshire require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after one year.
The employer is further required in New Hampshire to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 10 years.
New Hampshire payroll law mandates no more than .77 may be used as a tip credit.
In New Hampshire the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are only that must have 30 minutes rest after five hours of work.
There is no provision in New Hampshire law concerning record retention of wage and hour records therefor it is probably wise to follow FLSA guidelines.
The New Hampshire agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Division of Child Support Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Bldg.
129 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
New Hampshire has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,