- The 2020 calendar year wage base for Missouri unemployment is $11,500. Once an individual employee makes this amount the remaining wages for the year are not subject to the tax.
- Make sure you have a W-9 form on file for all independent contractors. Any contractor that has yearly earnings of $600 or more should be sent a form 1099 at the end of the year. If you are unsure whether the individual is an employee or independent contractor, read the following:
New Employee Forms
Each new employee hired should fill out one of each of the following forms. The W-4 forms should be updated anytime the employee changes address or wants to change their filing status.
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Deduct 6.2% of gross earnings for social security
Deduct 1.45% of gross earnings for medicare
Deduct Federal Tax Withholding: Tables (pg 45-66)
Deduct Missouri Tax Withholding: Tables (scroll down) or Withholding Calculator