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Payroll Utah, Unique Aspects of Utah Payroll Law and Practice
The Utah State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
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 mag media.
There is a .00 penalty for a late report and 0 for conspiracy in Utah.
The Utah new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 801-526-4361 or on the web at http://jobs.utah.gov/newhire/
Utah does not allow compulsory direct deposit except for large employers with 2/3 of employees already on direct deposit.
Utah requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
Utah requires that employee be paid no less often than semimonthly; monthly if employee hired for yearly salary.
Utah requires that the lag time between the end of the pay period and the payment of wages to the employee not exceed ten days; wages paid monthly-7th of next month.
Utah payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay with in 24 hours and that voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay by the next regular payday.
Deceased employee's wages must be paid when normally due to successor after affidavit stating estate does not exceed ,000 at least 30 days since death, no petition for executor is pending, and entitlement to payment.
Escheat laws in Utah require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after one year.
The employer is further required in Utah to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 5 years.
Utah payroll law mandates no more than .02 may be used as a tip credit.
In Utah the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are only that all employees must have a 30-minute meal period after 5 hours; 10 minutes rest each 4 hours.
Utah statute requires that wage and hour records be kept for a period of not less than three years. These records will normally consist of at least the information required under FLSA.
The Utah agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Office of Recovery Services
Department of Human Services
515 E. 100 S.
P.O. Box 45011
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0011
Utah 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,