Important Unemployment Insurance Update

Date: April 16, 2021

In response to the staggering bills received by many employers, the Baker Administration filed for an extension on contributions.

Please see the following message from the Department of Unemployment Assistance:

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) recently issued 2021 Unemployment Insurance (UI) rate notices, which included a tax schedule freeze on schedule “E” for 2021 and 2022. The tax schedule freeze slowed the annual employer contribution growth, on average, per employee.

To provide employers with additional time to prepare for their Q1 contributions, the deadline to pay Q1 contributions for private contributory employers has been extended to Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

The Administration is further evaluating the solvency rate increase and will provide more information at a later date.

Quarterly Employment and Wage Detail filings are still due by Friday, April 30, 2021, in order to maintain the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance system and ensure the system can continue paying claimants.

If you have any questions, please contact DUA Employer Customer Service via email at [email protected].

While this is only an extension, NFIB will continue working on this issue with lawmakers and regulators to provide much-needed relief for small businesses. We will continue to provide updates as they become available. Please feel free to contact State Director Christopher Carlozzi with any questions or concerns [email protected].

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