Pennsylvania Unemployment Tax Rates Hold Steady for 2019

By August 29, 2018Regional

In a phone call today, sources from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry indicated that unemployment tax rates for 2019 will remain “generally unchanged.”

Effective for 2019, unchanged from 2018, total tax rates for experience-rated employers will range from 2.3905% to 11.0333% and will include a 5.40% solvency surcharge adjustment, a 0.50% additional contributions tax, and a 1.10% interest tax rate.

Additionally, the total tax rate for new non-construction employers is to be 3.6890% and the total tax rate for new construction employers is to be 10.2238%. The tax rates for new employers are to include a 5.40% solvency surcharge adjustment.

Pennsylvania employees are to be assessed an unemployment insurance tax rate of 0.06%, unchanged from 2018, with the tax deducted from wages earned.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment taxable wage base, which is to be $10,000 for 2019, does not apply with regard to unemployment tax assessed on employees.

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