Monday, April 19, 2021

Unemployment Assistance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance recently issued 2021 Unemployment Insurance (UI) rate notices, which included a tax schedule freeze on schedule “E” for 2021. The tax schedule freeze slowed the annual employer contribution growth, on average, per employee. To provide employers with additional time to prepare for their Q1 contributions, the deadline to pay Q1 contributions for private contributory employers has been extended to Tuesday, June 1, 2021 by emergency regulation. 

The Baker Administration is further evaluating the solvency rate increase and will provide more information at a later date. Quarterly Employment and Wage Detail filings are still due by Friday, April 30, 2021, in order to maintain the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance system and ensure the system can continue paying claimants.