How Much Must An Employer Pay In Unemployment Taxes?

The taxes an employer must pay are calculated by multiplying your quarterly taxable wages by your tax rate. For 2002, new employers, pay at the rate of 2.1% of the first $15,000 of each employees wages. For established employers, the rate can range from 1.8% to 6.7%. To determine your tax rate, you can call the Telephone Tax System at (860) 566­1018 or (203) 248­4270.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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