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Texas Compliance and Regulatory Resources

50 percent of business owners say maintaining regulatory compliance is extremely or very challenging1. Paychex aims to simplify HR compliance by offering resources to navigate the complex landscape of state compliance in Texas. Learn more about requirements that may impact your business, including minimum wage, workers’ compensation, and more.

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State Tax Rates and Limits

State Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Limit

State Unemployment Rate Range for Employers
0.25% to 6.25%, there are three surcharges included; 0.10%, 0.20%, and one based on a formula

State Unemployment New Employer Rate
2.7% (Rates include surcharges)

State Hourly Minimum Wage

State Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees
TX wage and hour information

State Tax ID Registration

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) Registration

  •  Registration instructions for Texas SUI
  •  Immediate registration provided on the confirmation page with format of XX-XXXXXX-X (9 digits).
  •  Email your registration confirmation to your Paychex Service Professional.

Entering your account numbers in Paychex Flex: Enter your new account number in your Paychex Flex® account to ensure that your Paychex account is updated and email your registration confirmation document to your Paychex Service Professional.

  •   Refer to the Updating Tax Agency IDs in Paychex Flex instructions to update the information in the application.

Workplace Safety

Texas is under federal OSHA jurisdiction that covers most private-sector workers within the state. State and local government workers are not covered by federal OSHA.

Workers' Compensation

  •    Coverage is optional for all employers
  •    Exception: Private employers who contract with government entities. Also, some contractors may require their subcontractors and independent contractors to obtain a policy

Regulatory and Legislative Compliance Podcast

Pre-emptive state regulations and legislation to supercede local jurisdiction, child labor laws, and COVID-19 vaccination restrictions. Director of Compliance Mike Trabold provides insights on what to expect in 2024.

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