According to the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, because of the amount of unemployment benefits that were paid out over the last couple of years there have been legislative changes made. The department invoked RSA282-A: 84 – Emergency Power for the last 3 quarters of 2009, which added a 0.5% surcharge onto all employer tax rates. For all quarters of 2010, a full 1.0% surcharge will be added to all employer tax rates. Negative rated employers (employers whose benefit charges exceeded tax paid) will have a 1.5% added to their tax rates in addition to the 1.0% surcharge for all quarters of 2010.
New Employer rates for all quarters of 2010 will be 3.7% (includes 1.0% surcharge). Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the Emergency Power Surcharge.