# What is nj fli ee tax

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1. First, we calculate your average weekly wage. We do this by dividing your base year earnings by the number of base weeks.
In 2020, a "base week" is any week you earn \$ 200 or more.
In 2021, a "base week" is any week you earn \$ 220 or more.

2. Now, we can determine your weekly benefit rate.Claimants are paid 85% of their average weekly wage, up to the maximum weekly benefit rate set for that calendar year.
In 2020, the maximum weekly benefit rate is \$ 881 per week.
In 2021, the maximum weekly benefit rate is \$ 903 per week.

For example, let's say Steve's first day of family leave is Friday, March 5, 2021. To see how much he would receive weekly on Family Leave Insurance, we look at his reported wages for the first four of the last five completed quarters:

Previous Completed QuartersTimeframe CoveredTotal earningsNumber of Base Weeks
Quarter 5
\$5,50013 base weeks
Quarter 4
\$5,00012 base weeks
Quarter 3
\$5,00012 base weeks
Quarter 2
\$4,00010 base weeks
Quarter 1
\$4,20011 base weeks

Quarters 1 through 4 are the regular base year and the timeframe used to calculate his benefits.

Total base year earnings: \$ 18,200 which we divide by 45 (the number of base weeks)

This gives us anaverage weekly dare of \$ 404.

Steve’s weekly benefit rate is 85% of his average weekly wage: \$343

If Steve is taking his leave on a day by day basis, he will receive 1/7 of his weekly benefit rate for each day he claims.