Payroll Taxes

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South Carolina Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers

Employers in South Carolina must comply with these unemployment tax rules.

Coverage: Same as under federal law

Rates: 0.0% to 7.35% for 2013 (0.0% to 7.04% for third and fourth quarter taxes in October 2012 and January 2013); 1.84% for new employers

Taxable Wage Limit: $12,000 for 2012 through 2014; $14,000 effective January 1, 2015

Employee Withholding: None


Employment Security Commission
Attention: UI Technical Services Department
P.O. Box 995
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-0995
Telephone: (803) 737-3075

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