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Unemployment Tax Laws by State

Filed under Payroll Taxes. Fact checked on February 4, 2013.

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Part of employers' payroll tax responsibilities is to pay state unemployment taxes to fund unemployment compensation benefit programs. If you are an employer in Alaska, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, you may also be required to withhold unemployment taxes from your employees' wages.

Click on your state on the map for general information about its unemployment tax. The information includes:

  • a short description of the employment level required to subject you to the state's tax
  • the range of the state's tax rates
  • the rate assigned to employers not having an experience rating, if available
  • the maximum wage amount to which the state's tax applies
  • the withholding rate on employees (where applicable)
  • the contact information for the agency that administers the state's tax

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  1. Alabama - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  2. Alaska - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  3. Arizona - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  4. Arkansas: Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  5. California - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  6. Colorado - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  7. Connecticut - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  8. Delaware - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  9. DC Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  10. Florida - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  11. Georgia - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  12. Hawaii - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  13. Idaho - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  14. Illinois - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  15. Indiana - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  16. Iowa - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  17. Kansas - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  18. Kentucky - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  19. Louisiana - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  20. Maine - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  21. Maryland - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  22. Massachusetts - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  23. Michigan - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  24. Minnesota - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  25. Mississippi - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  1. Missouri - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  2. Montana - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  3. Nebraska - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  4. Nevada - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  5. New Hampshire - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  6. New Jersey - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  7. New Mexico - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  8. New York - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  9. North Carolina - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  10. North Dakota - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  11. Ohio - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  12. Oklahoma - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  13. Oregon - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  14. Pennsylvania - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  15. Rhode Island - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  16. Puerto Rico - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  17. South Carolina - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  18. South Dakota - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  19. Tennessee - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  20. Texas - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  21. Utah - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  22. Vermont - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  23. Virginia - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  24. Washington - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  25. West Virginia - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  26. Wisconsin - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers
  27. Wyoming - Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers

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