The mission of NH Employment Security's Unemployment Compensation Bureau is to pay benefits to eligible claimants temporarily unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own, and to collect taxes from employers to fund these benefit payments. Each employer must file a Tax and Wage Report for every quarter after being found subject to the law. The report serves two purposes: to provide wage information about individual employees to be used in determining potential entitlement to benefits; and to establish the amount of taxable wages paid each quarter so that taxes due may be calculated and paid timely.
Beginning with the December 2012 quarter, all employers will see a decrease in their unemployment tax rates, as the first 0.5% Emergency Power surcharge under RSA 282-A:84 was removed. The second 0.5% surcharge will remain in effect through at least the September 2013 quarter. In addition to the change in tax rates, the Taxable Wage Base increased to $14,000 effective 1/1/2012.
New Employer rates for the 2013-1, 2013-2, and 2013-3 quarters will be 3.2% (includes 0.5% surcharge).
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New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
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