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Beginning with the December 2013 quarter, all employers will see a decrease in their unemployment tax rates, as the second 0.5% Emergency Power surcharge under RSA 282-A:84 is being removed. The Taxable Wage Base remains $14,000.

New Employer rates for the 2013-1, 2013-2 and 2013-3 quarters are 3.2% (includes 0.5% surcharge). The new employer tax rate for the 2013-4 quarter is 2.7% (no surcharge).

Quarterly Fund Balance Reductions and Surcharges
Year/Quarter Fund Balance Reduction Emergency Power Surcharge Inverse Rate Surcharge (Negative Rated Employers)
2013-4 0% 0.0% 1.5%
2013-3 0% 0.5% 1.5%
2013-2 0% 0.5% 1.5%
2013-1 0% 0.5% 1.5%
2012-4 0% 0.5% 1.5%
2012-3 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2012-2 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2012-1 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2011-4 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2011-3 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2011-2 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2011-1 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2010-4 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2010-3 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2010-2 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2010-1 0% 1.0% 1.5%
2009-4 0% 0.5%  
2009-3 0% 0.5%  
2009-2 0% 0.5%  
2009-1 0%    
2008-4 1.0%    
2008-3 1.0%    
2008-2 1.0%    
2008-1 1.0%    
2007-4 1.0%    
2007-3 1.0%    
2007-2 1.0%    
2007-1 1.0%    
2006-4 1.0%    
2006-3 0.5%    
2006-2 0.5%    
2006-1 1.0%    
2005-4 1.0%    
2005-3 0.5%    
2005-2 0.5%    
2005-1 0.5%    
2004-4 0.5%    
2004-3 0%    
2004-2 0%    
2004-1 0.5%    

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