Use of Employer Information:
In accordance with 20 CFR Part 603, wage information and other confidential unemployment insurance information may be requested and utilized for other governmental purposes, including, but not limited to, verification of an individual's eligiblity under other government programs.
Important Information to Employers:
Pursuant to HB 168 signed into law on August 15, 2013, the taxable wage base was increased from $10,500 to $18,500 for calendar year 2014. Since the balance in the Delaware UI Trust Fund as of September 30, 2017 was in excess of $125 million, it has triggered the first reduction of the taxable wage base from $18,500 to $16,500 for calendar year 2018. Accordingly, starting with unemployment insurance taxes due for the first quarter of calendar year 2018, employers will pay unemployment insurance tax on the first $16,500 of earnings of each employee instead of the first $18,500 of earnings of each employee. In addition, for "benefit wages" charged to employer accounts based on unemployment insurance benefits claims with a calendar year 2018 effective date of claim, the maximum "benefit wage" charge per claim also decreases from $18,500 to $16,500. Any questions regarding the decrease in taxable wage base should be directed to the UI Tax Operations Unit at (302) 761-8482.