Best and Worst States for Payroll and Employment Tax Compliance: How Does Your State Rate?

Today's employer has the distinction of being the nation's central tax collector. As a result, HR managers need to understand a myriad of complex issues and constantly changing requirements involved in payroll and employment tax law compliance in order to effectively oversee payroll processing. With differing state laws and costly fines imposed by various federal and state agencies for failure to comply, this task can be a burden for HR Managers.

XpertHR has conducted an in-depth comparison and analysis of state payroll and employment tax laws as they apply to private employers to determine an overall ranking of the worst and best states for compliance. Download your FREE guide today to see how your state rates.

To produce this guide we selected the 10 most common requirements an employer must comply with under each state's relevant laws. Then we rated the relative degree of employer burden imposed by each requirement on various scales, resulting in a 50-state ranking of states based on payroll and employment tax burden.

Author: Rena Pirsos, XpertHR Legal Editor

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