Employers - Individual unemployment tax rate notices were mailed on December 17, 2021. Despite unprecedented pressure on the unemployment compensation system since the beginning of the pandemic, the 2022 employer tax schedule, which supports the state’s unemployment trust fund, will remain stable at Schedule B. Schedule B is the second lowest unemployment tax schedule under the law. Under Schedule B, the average tax per employee is expected to be $268.80 per year. Each employer's experience rating is unique, therefore the tax change will vary by employer. More information: https://www.maine.gov/labor/news_events/article.shtml?id=6037125
Unemployment is an insurance program providing temporary, partial wage replacement to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The program is funded by Unemployment premiums paid by employers based on the amount of wages paid for covered employment. The Unemployment Premium or "tax" is paid on the first $12,000 only in gross wages an employer pays to an individual in a calendar year.
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