What are all these other weird little taxes with oddball names that come and go on my rate notice from year to year? Why do they show up? What are they all for, anyway?

This list of little levies naturally makes for the largest table in this collection. So hold on to your hats (and wallets) because here is just a partial list of how you can get pinched and why.

note that these taxes multiply when conditions are bad; so expect to see many more crop up

The
State
The
Tax
The
Rate
The
Trigger
The
Purpose
In AL you pay a Special Assessment of .06% always for Job Placement, Bureaucracy, and Socialization Cost Factors.
In AK you pay a Fund Solvency Adjustment of .4%-1.1% when state reserves are low to bail out the state.
In AZ you pay Additional Tax of 1% to 2% if you have a negative balance and "shared work" so you don't soak the state.
In AR you pay Stabilization Tax of -.1% to .8% when the state fund is above 5% or below .4% of payrolls to bail out the state.
You also pay an Extended Benefits Tax of .1% when the state fund is low to pay for benefit extensions.
You also pay an Advance Interest Tax of .2% when the state owes money to bail out the state.
In CA you pay an Emergency Solvency Surcharge Rate of 1.15% of your rate when the state fund is below .6% of payrolls to bail out the state.
You also pay Surcharge for Employment Training Fund of .1% when in effect to educate claimants whom 13 years of mandatory education has not made employable.
In CO you pay a Solvency Tax of 0% to .011% when the state fund is less than .9% of payrolls to bail out the state.
You also pay an Administrative Surtax of .22% always for bureaucracy.
In CT you pay a Solvency Tax of 0% to 1.5% when the state fund is under .8% to bail out the state.
In DE you pay a Supplemental Solvency Assessment of .2% to 1.5% depending on the state fund level to bail out the state.
You also pay a Special Assessment of .15% when FUTA credit in effect for job placement and Socialization Cost Factors.
In DC you pay an Interest Surcharge of .1% when the District has to borrow money to bail out the District.
In GA you pay an Administrative Assessment of .08% until it expires and is renewed for bureaucracy.
You also pay a Solvency Increase of a quarter to half the basic rate when the state fund falls below 2.1% to bail out the state.
In HI you pay an Employment and Training Fund Tax of .01% supposedly, until last year for job training.
In ID you pay a Workforce Development Training Fund of .3% until 2007 for training
In IL you pay a Fund Building Tax of .4% always to bail out the state.
You also pay a Federal Penalty Avoidance Tax of .2% and up when the fund falls below $80 million to pay for the state borrowing from the feds
In IA you pay an Administrative Contribution of .1% of FUTA wages until it expires and gets renewed for bureaucracy.
In KS you pay a Surcharge of .1% to 1% if your own reserve balance is in the red so you don't soak the state.
In LA you pay a Solvency Tax of up to 30% of your taxes when the state fund falls below $100 million or the state owes interest to bail out the state.
In MD you pay a Fund Balance Tax of .1% to 2% when the fund is below 4.7% to bail out the state.
In MA you pay a Contribution of .75% unless the state collects more than $18 million this way for training
In MI you pay a Solvency Tax of up to 2% if your own reserve balance is in the red, and so is the state to pay the interest on state loans
In MN you pay a Solvency Assessment of 10% of your taxes when the state fund is under $150 million to bail out the state.
You also pay a Special Assessment of .09% always for Socialization Cost Factors.
In MO you pay Additional Rates of 10% to 30% of your normal rate when the fund falls below $400 million to bail the state out.
In MT you pay an Administrative Fund Tax of .013% always for bureaucracy.
In NV you pay a Career Enhancement Tax of .05% whenever why, to enhance your career, of course
In NH you pay an Emergency Tax of .5% when the commissioner decides they need money to bail the state out.
In NJ you pay a Rate Increase of 10% of your basic rate when the state fund is in the red to bail the state out.
You also pay a Workforce Development Tax which is NOT Unemployment but is on the same Rate Notice for Socialization Cost Factors.
You also you pay a Rate Increase of variable amounts when the fund is low to bail out the state.
In NY you pay a Subsidiary Tax of up to 1% When the general fund is under $650 million to bail out the state.
You also pay a Reemployment Service Tax of .075% always to pay salaries
In OH you pay a Minimum Safe Level Adjustment of .2% plus when the state fund is low to bail the state out.
In OK you pay a Surcharge of up to a whopping third of your taxes when the state fund is low to bail out the state.
In OR you pay a Wage Security Tax of .03% in the first quarter of each odd numbered year to pay for bankrupt companies.
You also pay a JobsPlus Tax of .07% for the first and second quarters to pay employers to hire the unemployed
In PA you pay a Surcharge of -1.3% to 6% when the state fund is low to bail the state out.
Employees even pay an Employee Contribution of .02% to .09% when the fund is really low to bail the state out.
In RI you pay a Surtax of .3% when the state fund is in the red to bail the state out.
You also you pay a Employment Security Tax of .03% always to fund the program.
You also pay a Job Development Assessment of .21% always for Socialization Cost Factors.
In SC you pay an Administrative Contingency Assessment of .1% to .7% always for job placement.
You also pay Additional Rates of .1% to .7% if your rate is low and the state fund is low to bail the state out.
In SD you pay Investment in South Dakota's Future Fee of .7% to 1% depending on your own reserve for Socialization Cost Factors.
You also pay Additional Rates of .1% to 1.5% when the state fund is low to bail the state out.
In TN you pay Job Skills Fee of .15% when the fund is low to bail the state out.
In TX you pay a Deficit Tax Rate of up to 2% when the state fund is low to bail the state out.
You also pay a Special Tax of up to 2% when the state owes money to bail the state out.
You also you pay a Special Tax of up to .2% when the state owes money to bail out the state.
You also pay an Offset Assessment of .1% when the state fund is in GOOD shape for Socialization Cost Factors.
In VA you pay a Fund Building Rate of .2% when the state fund is low to bail out the state.
You also pay a Pool Costs Rate which goes up and down when the state fund is low to bail the state out.
In WA you pay a Employer Tax of .01% always for training programs
You also you pay an Employment Administrative Fund of .02% always for job placement
You also you pay a Surcharge of up to 1.4% in September to bail out the state
In WV you pay a Penalty Surcharge of 1% if your own reserve is in the red so you don't soak the state.
In WI you pay an Administrative Account of .02% when the state needs money to bail out the state.
You also you pay a Administrative Fee of .01% these last two years to buy computers
In WY you pay a Solvency Adjustment Factor of up to 1.5% when the fund is low to bail out the state.
You also you pay Pool Costs of .144% varies to pay for benefits not charged to any employer
You also you pay a State UI Fund of 20% of your base rate until the fund is replenished for training
You also you pay a Employment Support Fund of .036% while the program is in the red for administration costs