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Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for 2020 - Unemployment Insurance

For the fifth straight year, employers will receive the lowest possible unemployment insurance tax rates under state law. The range of rates for 2020 will be 0.3 percent to 7.5 percent. The rate for new employers will be 2.6 percent. Under Maryland UI law, an exception is the rate for new construction employers headquartered in another state, which will be 4.5 percent. The taxable wage base for 2020 will remain at $8,500.

Employer tax rates are based on the ratio of the individual employer’s experience with benefit charges and taxable payroll over the last three fiscal years ended on June 30. Your 2020 assigned rate, in the range of 0.3 percent to 7.5 percent, depends on your experience over that time. Additional account details, including your quarterly benefit charge and taxable wage summaries, are available at "WebTax" online.

You may request a review of your tax rate within 30 days from the Date of Notice as shown on the rate notice. A request to review your rate should be submitted in writing to the address shown on the rate notice. However, if you simply have a question concerning your rate, please contact the Experience Rate Unit at 410-767-2413 or

Employers are ultimately responsible for the deposit and payment of their Maryland Unemployment tax liability, even if a third party is making the deposits. The Maryland Unemployment Insurance Division recommends that employers enroll in “WebTax” at to confirm filings and payments made on their behalf by third party representatives that use ‘WebTax” to file reports and make payments.

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