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Before providing pay stubs to employees and contractors in Alaska, it's crucial to have a deep understanding of the state's laws and regulations regarding paystub requirements.

This comprehensive guide aims to elucidate the essential legal frameworks and responsibilities applicable to employers in Alaska, ensuring compliance and smooth payroll operations.


Pay stub regulations in Alaska

1. Are pay stubs required by law in Alaska?

Employers in Alaska must provide their employees with pay stubs every payday.

2. How often do you need a pay stub in Alaska?

You will need to pay your employees monthly or semimonthly. As pay stubs are mandatory in Alaska, you will need to provide pay stubs every time you pay your employees.

3. What information can be included on a pay stub in Alaska?

The following information must be included in employee pay stubs:

  • Employee information such as name, last 4 digits of social security number, and address
  • Employer information such as name, employer identification number (EIN), and address
  • The number of regular and overtime hours worked
  • Rate of pay
  • Gross wages
  • Deductions for taxes
  • Other deductions authorized by employees
  • Beginning and ending dates of the pay period

4. Does Alaska have a state income tax?

No. Alaska does not have a state income tax.

5. Are there any other taxes applicable to Alaska?

Yes. Employers need to withhold state unemployment insurance tax from employee’s pay in addition to federal taxes.

Information needed to generate pay stubs

To provide employees with accurate pay stubs, the information below is required.

  • Employee’s SUI applicable status

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Alaska wage and hour laws

Employers are required to provide minimum wage, overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and paid time-off benefits to all non-exempt employees.

The law covers the following:

  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime pay
  • Meal breaks
  • Rest breaks
  • Paid time off and leave

Minimum wage

The state of Alaska has set a minimum wage for employees and employers are required to pay at least the minimum wage set.

For 2024, the minimum wage to be paid for employees in Alaska is $11.73 per hour.

Overtime pay

Employers in Alaska are required to pay 1.5 times the regular pay rate for the employees who work more than 40 hours per week. Furthermore, if an employee works more than 8 hours in a day, you will need to pay the overtime wage, regardless of total hours worked in a week.

Meal breaks

Alaska doesn’t have laws to regulate employee meal breaks.

Rest breaks

Alaska doesn’t have a law for rest breaks. So, employers are required to follow FLSA. According to FLSA, employers are not required to provide lunch or coffee breaks during work hours.

Paid time off and leave

Employers in Alaska need to provide required and non-required leaves for their employees.

Required leavesNon-required leaves
Family and medical leave of up to 12 weeks of leave in a yearSick leave
Jury leaveVacation leave
Voting time leaveHoliday leave
Witness leaveBereavement leave
Military leave

Alaska State payroll taxes 2024

In Alaska, employers are only required to manage one state payroll tax which is,

  • Alaska State Unemployment Insurance tax (UI).

Alaska State Unemployment Insurance tax (UI)

In Alaska, the State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) serves as a mechanism to support individuals facing unemployment by providing essential unemployment benefits. This legislation enables the state to collect the required funds to administer unemployment insurance benefits to qualified individuals during times of unemployment.

In 2024, SUTA rates in Alaska range from 1.50% to 5.90%.

The taxable wage base for the year 2024 is $49,700.

Additionally, employees are subject to a contribution rate of 0.50% in 2024.

Alaska payroll tax filing

Report of New hire Employees

Under Alaska State law, all employers must report each new hire and rehire to the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) within 20 days of employment. The only exemption to this rule applies to employers with staff working in multiple states who report to another state. Employers who opt for electronic filing of new hire reports are required to submit a report every 12 to 16 days.

Report of Independent Contractors

Under Alaska state law, employers are not obligated to report newly hired independent contractors.

How to report employees new hire in Alaska?

Alaska offers employers various options for submitting new hire information, ensuring flexibility in the reporting process.

Employees New Hire ReportAddress Information:
550 W 7th Ave.
Suite 310 Anchorage, AK 99501
Direct Phone: 907-269-6900
Public Phone:907-269-6089
Fax 1: 907-787-3197

Alaska quarterly contribution report(Form TQ01C)

Employers in Alaska receive quarterly contribution reports via mail. It's important to note that timely filing is mandatory even if the pre-printed form is not received. Reports and wage schedules must be submitted by the last day of the month following the end of the calendar quarter. Even if no wages were paid during a quarter, quarterly reports are still required as long as the account remains active. The official form for reporting is the Alaska Quarterly Contribution Report Form TQ01C.

Reporting PeriodDue Date
Quarter 1April 30
Quarter 2July 31
Quarter 3October 31
Quarter 4January 31

Failure to file reports and submit contribution payments promptly can result in interest and penalties. The computation of interest and penalties varies between contributory and reimbursable employers.

Processing payroll manually is complex

As a business owner who runs payroll manually, you will need to keep up with ever-changing payroll laws. You already have a lot on your plate and you might not want to get into the complex process of pay stub generation.

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This article has been updated from its original publication date of April 9, 2024.