Payroll Taxes

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West Virginia Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers

Employers in West Virginia must comply with these unemployment tax rules.

Coverage: Same as under federal law

Rates: 1.5% — 7.5% for 2013 (plus 1.0% surtax); 2.7% for majority of new employers

Taxable Wage Limit: $12,000; when the unemployment fund reaches $220 million by February 15 of the year, wage limit is lowered to $9,000

Employee Withholding: None


Department of Employment Programs
112 California Avenue
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0016
Telephone: (304) 558-2676

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