Wisconsin unemployment taxes expected to decrease

October 5, 2016|Amy Bradley

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development recently announced that for 2017, experienced employers will use Schedule C rates (rate range from 0.00% to 12.00%) instead of Schedule B rates. 

In addition, the new employer rate for payroll under $500,000 will be reduced to 3.05% in 2017 (3.25% for 2016). For new employers with payroll of $500,000 or more, the rate will be reduced to 3.25% (3.40% in 2016). New construction employers with payroll under $500,000 will have a rate of 4.40% and new employers with payroll of $500,000 or more will have a rate of 4.55%.

The wage base will continue to be $14,000 in 2017.

For any questions or concerns, contact your Schenck representative.


Amy Bradley, CPP, Operations Lead - Payroll, is responsible for firm-wide research on payroll-related issues. Amy has 30 years of payroll experience, including work with multi-state and multi-employer payrolls.



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