Kansas Unemployment Tax Rates Set to Rise in 2021

By October 15, 2020News, Regional

The Kansas Department of Labor announced that unemployment tax rates are set to increase for 2021.

Effective January 1, 2021, tax rates are to range from 0.20% to 5.40% for positive-rated employers and from 5.60% to 7.60% for negative-rated employers.

Additionally, the standard tax rate for new employers is to be 2.70% and the tax rate for new construction employers is to be 6.00%, unchanged from 2020.

For 2021, a solvency adjustment is not to be in effect. This in and of itself will contribute to higher rates for employers because it is a departure from 2020 where a solvency adjustment was in effect and reduced unemployment tax rates by 0.50%.

The unemployment-taxable wage base for 2021 is to remain at $14,000, unchanged from 2020.

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