State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) is a nationwide program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they look for employment. SUI is also called Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation (UC). Employers finance the program through the SUI tax.

How do I find my SUI tax rate?

The state agency responsible for SUI will inform you about your tax rate yearly. Your SUI tax rate is based on your experience.

If you are a new employer, you are assigned a new employer rate until you have filed unemployment taxes for a period of time. This period of time varies by state. We list the SUI rate, when possible, for new employers in your state at the bottom of the Company State Tax Information page in Help for New Employers.

After the designated period of time, you are assigned an experience rate, which might be higher or lower than the new employer rate, depending on your reserve account balance.

The less unemployment that your workers experience, the lower your tax rate will be.

Rate we currently have on record for you
  1. In the left navigation bar, click Taxes > Payroll Tax, and then click Edit your tax setup.
  2. Find your SUI rate under State Tax Information.
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How will I know if my SUI tax rate changes?

You'll get a notice from the state If your tax rate changes. When you get that notice, refer to it when you enter or change your rate in QuickBooks Online Payroll.

AL

Alabama SUI rate notice example

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This is only an example — see your own notice for your specific rates.


AK

Alaska SUI rate notice example

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AR

Arkansas SUI rate notice example

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AZ

Arizona SUI rate notice example

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CA

California SUI rate notice example

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CO

Colorado SUI rate notice example

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CT

Connecticut SUI rate notice example

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DC

District of Columbia SUI rate notice example

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DE

Delaware SUI rate notice example

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FL

Florida SUI rate notice example

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GA

Georgia SUI rate notice example

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HI

Hawaii SUI rate notice example

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IA

Iowa SUI rate notice example

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ID

Idaho SUI rate notice example

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IL

Illinois SUI rate notice example

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IN

Indiana SUI rate notice example

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KS

Kansas SUI rate notice example

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KY

Kentucky SUI rate notice example

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LA

Louisiana SUI rate notice example

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MA

Massachusetts SUI rate notice example

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MD

Maryland SUI rate notice example

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ME

Maine SUI rate notice example

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MI

Michigan SUI rate notice example

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MN

Minnesota SUI rate notice example

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MO

Missouri SUI rate notice example

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MS

Mississippi SUI rate notice example

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MT

Montana SUI rate notice example

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NE

Nebraska SUI rate notice example

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NV

Nevada SUI rate notice example

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NC

North Carolina SUI rate notice example

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ND

North Dakota SUI rate notice example

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NH

New Hampshire SUI rate notice

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NJ

New Jersey SUI rate notice example

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NM

New Mexico SUI rate notice example

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NY

New York SUI rate notice example

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OH

Ohio SUI rate notice example

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OK

Oklahoma SUI rate notice example

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OR

Oregon SUI rate notice example

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Example of an Oregon SUI rate notice

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PA

Pennsylvania SUI rate notice example

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RI

Rhode Island SUI rate notice example

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SC

South Carolina SUI rate notice example

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Example of a South Carolina SUI rate notice

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SD

South Dakota SUI rate notice example

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TN

Tennessee SUI rate notice example

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TX

Texas SUI rate notice example

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UT

Utah SUI rate notice example

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VA

Virginia SUI rate notice example

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VT

Vermont SUI rate notice example

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WA

Washington SUI rate notice example

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WI

Wisconsin SUI rate notice example

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WV

West Virginia SUI rate notice example

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WY

Wyoming SUI rate notice example

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Enter or change your rate
  1. Click your company name at the top right, and click Payroll Settings > Tax Setup > State Tax Information.
  2. Scroll down to the State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) Setup section.
  3. Click Change or add new rate.
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  4. Enter your new rate as a percentage from the notice you received from your state. For example, enter 3.4% (not .034).
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    Delete a rate only if you made a mistake when you entered it and if you haven't made any payments yet at the incorrect rate. If the rate is incorrect, but you've made payments at the incorrect rate, don't delete it.

    When the tax agency notifies you that you have a new rate, or if you discover that a rate you've been using is incorrect, enter the new rate and effective date, but do not delete the previous rate. It's part of your historical records.

  5. Enter the Effective Date from the notice you received from your state.
  6. Click OK.

If you have questions about your rate, contact the state agency responsible for SUI. Payroll resources has links to the web sites of state agencies.

If you received notice of a revised state unemployment insurance (SUI) tax rate effective January 1, 2014, make sure to enter your new rate before you pay and file your 1st quarter tax returns.

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