Payroll Taxes

Learn more about keeping your business compliant with payroll tax requirements.

New Jersey Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers

Employers in New Jersey must comply with these unemployment tax rules.

Coverage: Any business paying employee compensation of at least $1,000 in either the current or preceding calendar year

Employer Rates: 1.2% to 7.0% for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013; 3.4% for new employers
Note that New Jersey rates are reassigned on a fiscal year (July to June) basis.

Taxable Wage Limit: $30,900 for 2013; $30,300 for 2012

Employee Withholding: 0.3825% 


Department of Labor & Workforce Development
P.O. Box 913
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0913
Telephone: (609) 633-6400

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