The South Carolina Employment Security Commission announced that unemployment tax rates are not to change for 2021.
Effective January 1, 2021, total tax rates for experience-rated employers not assigned the maximum tax rate are to range from 0.06% to 2.091%. The rates include base rates ranging from 0.00% to 2.031% and an administrative assessment of 0.06%.
The maximum tax rate for experience-rated employers is set at 5.46% for 2021.
The unemployment tax rate for new employers is the rate for experienced employers assigned to Rate Class 12, which is to be 0.55%. The rate includes a base rate of 0.49% and an administrative assessment of 0.06%.
South Carolina’s unemployment-taxable wage base is to remain at $14,000 in 2021, unchanged from 2020.
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