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District of Columbia Compliance and Regulatory Resources

50 percent of business owners say maintaining regulatory compliance is extremely or very challenging.1 Stay ahead of changing business regulations in Washington, D.C., with compliance resources from Paychex. Explore some of the compliance requirements your business may need to understand on workers’ compensation, minimum wage, and more.

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State Tax Rates and Limits

State Supplemental Withholding Rate

2024 DC Withholding Tables

State Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Limit

$9,000

State Unemployment Rate Range for Employers

1.9% to 7.4% (includes a 0.20% surcharge)

State Unemployment New Employer Rate

2.7%

State Hourly Minimum Wage

$17 (and $17.50 effective July 1, 2024)

State Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees

$8 (and $10 effective July 1, 2024)

DC wage and hour information


State Tax ID Registration

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI), Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) and Withholding Registration

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.


Pay Transparency

Effective June 30, 2024, any employer that employs at least one employee in the District of Columbia is required to comply with the Washington, D.C. pay transparency law. The District and Federal government are excluded.

  • Employers must disclose the minimum and maximum salary or hourly wage in all advertised job listings or position descriptions.
  • Employers must disclose to prospective job candidates a description of healthcare benefits they would receive before first interview.
  • Employers must post a notice in at least one place in the workplace where employees gather notifying employees of their rights under this law.
  • Employers must keep records of their compliance for at least three years after a position is filled.

Workers' Compensation

Coverage is mandatory for employers with any employees.


Regulatory and Legislative Compliance Podcast

Domestic worker employee rights, tipped minimum wage, service fees, workplace retirement plans, and more. Director of Compliance Mike Trabold provides insights on what to expect in 2024.

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Compliance Insights