Nebraska Unemployment Tax Rates Decrease for 2021

By December 3, 2020News, Regional

The Nebraska Department of Labor has confirmed that unemployment tax rates for 2021 are set to decrease.

Effective January 1, 2021, unemployment tax rates for positive-rated employers are to range from 0.00% to 1.08%, compared with 0.00% to 1.17% in 2020. The tax rate range for negative-rated employers is to be 5.40%, unchanged from 2020.

For 2021, unchanged from 2020, the unemployment tax rate for new non-construction employers is to be 1.25%, and the rate for new construction employers is to be 5.40%.

Nebraska’s standard unemployment taxable wage base is to be $9,000, and the modified wage base for experienced employers assessed the maximum tax rate is to be $24,000.

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