What will my tax rate be? July 22, 2021 19:48 Updated A new employer receives an assigned beginning tax rate based on its industrial classification. The current new employer rates are in a table in the Tax Rates section. Related articles How do I get set up to pay state unemployment tax? Do I have to pay Missouri unemployment tax? How can I reduce my tax rate? What is the taxable wage base? Is Missouri a "credit reduction state"?