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Utah Unemployment-Taxable Wage Base to Rise in 2021

Nov. 19, 2020, 8:55 PM

Utah’s unemployment-taxable wage base is to be $38,900 in 2021, up from $36,600 in 2020, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Workforce Services said Nov. 18.

Effective Jan. 1, unemployment tax rates are to range from 0.2% to 7.2%, the spokeswoman told Bloomberg Tax in an email.

For 2021, tax rates for new employers, including those that are contractors with headquarters outside the state, are to range from 1.2% to 7.2%.

Unemployment tax rates are to include a social cost of 0.2% in 2021, up from 0.1% in 2020.