Sections 3302(c)(2) and 3302(d)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) provide that employers in a state that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act on January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for a calendar year, if a balance of advances remains on November 10 of that year. Because the account of Missouri in the Unemployment Trust Fund had a balance of advances on both January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2005, and still had a balance on November 10, 2005, Missouri employers were potentially liable for a reduction in their FUTA offset credit for 2005.
Section 3302(g) of FUTA provides that a state may avoid credit reduction for a year by meeting certain criteria. Missouri applied for avoidance of the 2005 credit reduction under this section. Pursuant to delegation of authority to me under Secretary's Order 4-75, I have determined that Missouri meets all of the criteria of this section 3302(g) and thus qualifies for credit reduction avoidance. Therefore, Missouri employers will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2005.Start Signature
Dated: December 20, 2005.
Emily Stover DeRocco,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 05-24681 Filed 12-30-05; 8:45 am]
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