The Virgin Islands announces its 2019 taxable wage base, contribution rates, maximum weekly benefit amount
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Friday, March 1, 2019

The Virgin Islands announces its 2019 taxable wage base, contribution rates, maximum weekly benefit amount

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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