How Do I Know If I Am Liable For Unemployment Taxes?

You must report wages and pay taxes to the Unemployment Tax program if you:

  • paid $1,500 in wages within a calendar quarter,
  • have employed one person for any portion of a day in 20 different weeks during the calendar year, or
  • are liable for federal unemployment tax (FUTA) because of employment in another state.

If you have domestic employees in your home, you are liable if you paid $1,000 in cash wages to domestic employees within a calendar quarter.

You may refer to the Unemployment Compensation Employer Handbook for additional information.

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