Unemployment Compensation Tax

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Unemployment Compensation Tax

A tax levied on an employer that pays the unemployment insurance for the unemployed labor force. The tax is assessed as a proportion of the employer's payroll; the employer generally passes on payment of the tax to his/her employees.
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For employers, the most significant changes will be a reduction in corporate, individual and unemployment insurance taxes, which will provide at least $100 million in savings.
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"Despite moderate corporate taxes, New York scores at the bottom this year by having the worst individual income tax, the sixth-worst unemployment insurance taxes and the sixth-worst property taxes," the Tax Foundation said in its analysis.
The program, which is administered by the state, is paid for through a surcharge on employer unemployment insurance taxes.
Businesses in at least 35 states will have to pay more in unemployment insurance taxes this year, with the median increase of unemployment insurance tax at 27.5 percent.

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