Washington SUI taxable wage base to increase for 2020

October 9, 2019

Washington SUI taxable wage base to increase for 2020

The Washington Employment Security Department announced that due to a 5.5% increase in the average annual wage for 2018, the state unemployment insurance (SUI) taxable wage base will increase to $52,700 for calendar year 2020, up from $49,800 for 2019.

The Department also announced that effective with new claims filed on or after July 1, 2019, the minimum weekly unemployment benefit amount, calculated at 15% of the average weekly wage for 2018, will increase by $10 to $188, and the maximum weekly unemployment benefit amount, calculated at the greater of $496 or 63% of the 2018 average weekly wage, will increase by $41 to $790.


Source: https://taxnews.ey.com/news/2019-1388-washington-sui-taxable-wage-base-to-increase-for-2020


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