Withholding requirements

Employers should use the federal Form W-4 for payroll withholding.

Use the formula method for withholding.

Supplemental rate


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)

Wage base



The new employer rate is 1.70%.
Rate may vary with different industries.

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Minimum wage

$14.42, Tipped Employee Minimum Wage: $11.40

Termination Pay

When an employee voluntarily quits or resigns, they are to receive their wages and compensation, due and payable, upon the next regular payday. If terminated, an employee must receive all due wages immediately.

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New Hire Filing

Reporting deadline

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days.

Reporting by mail

Colorado State Directory of New Hires
PO Box 13089
Sacramento, CA 95813-3089
Fax: 303-297-2595

New hire reporting form

Form W-4

Child Support

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The Family Support Registry
P.O. Box 2171
Denver, CO 80201-2171


New employer registration

Local taxes

Several cities in Colorado have additional local taxes, including Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Greenwood Village, and Sheridan.

Reciprocal states


Disability insurance

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