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2018 Tax Rate Notices Available for Download

December 14, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2017

2018 Tax Rate Notices Available for Download

MONTGOMERY – Business owners can now download their 2018 unemployment insurance tax rate notices online at Customers should simply login to their eGov account to see their rate.

For the third year in a row, there are no shared costs to be paid by employers. Shared costs are those benefit charges which cannot be attributed to any one employer and are shared by all employers in Alabama. Bankruptcies and business closings are examples of shared costs which may be divided among employers who remain active entities.
“Shared costs remaining at zero is beneficial to Alabama’s employers, as it allows them to save money on their tax bills, and they will hopefully use those savings to hire more workers,” said Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.
Unemployment Insurance taxes are paid 100% by employers on the first $8,000 of wages earned per employee.

For questions regarding a businesses’ unemployment insurance tax rate, please call (334) 242-8888.

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