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March 15, 2010

South Dakota Increases Taxable Wage Base Through 2015

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South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds recently signed SB 186, which increases the taxable wage base from $10,000 in 2010, to $11,000 in 2011, $12,000 in 2012, $13,000 in 2013, $14,000 in 2014, and $15,000 in 2015. The surcharge was reduced from 1.5% to 1.0% in 2010 and to 0.75% in 2011. The maximum rate for 2010 was increased, however, from 8.5% to 9.5%. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the South Dakota unemployment tax law changes.

March 14, 2010

Hawai’i Reduces Taxable Wage Base from $38,800 to $34,900

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Governor Linda Lingle signed into law HB 2169 that lowers the taxable wage base for 2010 from $38,800 to $34,900 or 90% of the average annual wage for 2010 and 2011. The new law also sets the rate schedule to Schedule D for 2010 and Schedule F for 2011. Vision Payroll has updated its tax table calculation for Hawai’i employers and will adjust tax liabilities on the next live payroll for all Hawai’i employers. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the Hawai’i wage base and rate changes or visit our Unemployment Taxable Wage Base page.

September 6, 2009

Iowa Increases Unemployment Rates and Wage Base for 2010

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Iowa Workforce Development has announced that the 2010 unemployment rates will be based on Table 4; 2009 rates are based on Table 6. This move to higher rates is required to maintain the solvency of the Trust Fund used to provide unemployment benefits.

According to Director Elisabeth Buck, “Iowa Workforce Development is committed to maintaining the solvency of the Trust Fund while minimizing the effects felt by Iowa employers. The Department is continually working with Iowans receiving unemployment benefits to increase their skill sets and reduce barriers individuals may have for returning to work.”

In addition, the taxable wage base for 2010 has been announced. The wage base will increase to $24,500, up from $23,700 for 2009. Consequently, many employers will see contributions to the fund increase based on both the higher rate and the higher wage base.

Contact Vision Payroll with any questions on the Iowa unemployment insurance rates or wage base.

September 27, 2008

Minnesota Increases Taxable Wage Base for 2009

On or before June 30 of each year the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development must calculate an amount equal to sixty percent of Minnesota’s average annual wage, rounded to the nearest $1,000. This amount is the taxable wage base for the next taxable year. For 2009, the taxable wage base will increase from $25,000 to $26,000. Contact Vision Payroll if you have questions on the Minnesota Taxable Wage Base.

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