Pennsylvania Unemployment Tax Rates Hold Steady for 2021

By September 1, 2020News, Regional

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced today that unemployment tax rates for 2021 will remain unchanged.

Effective January 1, 2021, total tax rates for experienced employers are to range from 1.2905% to 9.9333% and are to include a 0.75% state adjustment factor, a 5.40% solvency surcharge, and a 0.50% additional contributions tax.

The Interest Rate Factor will not be in effect for 2021.

For 2021, unchanged from 2020, the total tax rate for new non-construction employers is to be 3.689% and the total tax rate for new construction employers is to be 10.2238%. The rates include a 5.40% solvency surcharge.

Employees are to be assessed an unemployment tax rate of 0.06%, unchanged from 2020, with the tax deductible from wages.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment taxable wage base, which is to be $10,000 for 2021, does not apply with regard to unemployment tax assessed on employees.

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