By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The 2019 taxable wage base amount in the Virgin Islands is $26,500, up $2,300 from the 2018 taxable wage base amount in 2018.
Contribution rates in the Virgin Islands are set by law. New employers pay 2.0%. All other employers pay a rate of 5.4% unless their accounts have been charged with benefits for each of the four completed calendar quarters ending September 30 of any year. Such employers will pay contributions at a rate determined by their reserve ratios. No employer’s rate under any schedule will be less than 1.5% or greater than 6.0%.
The maximum weekly benefit amount in the Virgin Islands for 2019 is $552 (DOL Communication).
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