NJ Employers- August Deadline to Reduce Unemployment Rates

July 27th, 2018

Did you check your NJ SUI rates?

On July 28, 2017, the annual Notice of Employer Contribution Rates were mailed to all New Jersey employers. This is not a bill, but rather a summary of the way the NJ Department of Labor calculates the employer contribution rate for unemployment and disability. This form enables you to determine whether a voluntary contribution would save you money in the subsequent year.

Can I reduce the NJ SUI rate?

A voluntary contribution increases your reserve balance and may reduce your contribution rate. Each employer should calculate the amount of the voluntary contribution required to reduce the rate. The required voluntary payment should be compared to the savings realized from a lower rate.

The unemployment expense is a substantial component of your labor cost. Business owners should give it careful attention. If you wish to make a voluntary contribution to your reserve balance you only have 30 days from the notification date to do so. We recommend that you verify all the NJ DOL calculations including the amount of the employer contributions and the benefits charged to your account. Report any discrepancies to the NJ Dept. of Labor. 

Checked your TWES Account?

Good news…if you didn’t receive the Notice and have a Tax Web Enabled System (TWES) account online – you can find your contribution rates there as well. The TWES system provides a wealth of information allowing employers to review their account status, open balance, payment history, employer and worker contribution rates, credit balance and any delinquency.   You can log on to the TWES website at https://my.state.nj.us/

Remember – doing your summer homework now may save you money down the road!

If you would like assistance in determining if a voluntary contribution will save you money, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.


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