Overview

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) rates change periodically for a variety of reasons. Your state agency notifies you for every SUI rate change.

This article provides examples of unemployment rate notices from each state. Each example also provides instructions on how to locate the rate on the tax notices and enter it in QuickBooks.

For instructions on how to change your State Unemployment Insurance rate in QuickBooks, select the article that applies to your Payroll Service:

Change SUI rates for Basic, Standard or Enhanced Payroll.

Change SUI rates for Assisted Payroll.

Assumptions

You received a notice from the state that your SUI rate has changed.

Details

Following are links to instructions on how to locate your new SUI rate on the rate change notice you received.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California


Note: Companies may have a zero ETT rate if the state notifies them so. This is a determination by the company's reserve ratio at the state. These companies typically have a state unemployment rate of 6.2%. If we are tracking ETT wages, it is still important that the wage base match the SUI.

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

QuickBooks Entry:

  • ID - Unemployment Company (SUI) = Assigned Contribution Rate plus Special Administrative Reserve Rate
  • ID - Workforce Dev. Fund (WDF) = Assigned Workforce Development Fund Rate

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

QuickBooks Entry:

  • IA - Unemployment Company (SUI) = Assigned Contribution (Tax) Rate
  • IA - Admin. Surcharge (AS) = Assigned Surcharge Rate
  • IA - Reserve Fund (RF) = Assigned Reserve Fund Rate

Kansas

Kentucky

  • KY - Unemployment Company (SUI) = Assigned UI Rate
  • KY Surcharge* (SUR) = The Surcharge rate for 2017 is 0.00%. The surcharge assessment was suspended beginning 3rd quarter of 2016.

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

  • MN Unemployment Company (SUI) = Your Experience Rating plus Base Tax Rate
  • MN Workforce Enhancement Fee (WDF) = Assigned Workforce Development (Enhancement) Fee

2013 and prior:

  • MN Unemployment Company (SUI) = The Tax Rate in the Total Due Estimator* minus the Workforce Development (Enhancement) Fee of 0.10%
  • MN Workforce Enhancement Fee (WDF) = Assigned Workforce Development (Enhancement) FeeThe Minnesota Additional Assessment of 14.00% is included in the Total Due Estimator*.  By using the above calculation method for your 2013 (and prior) SUI Rate the applicable taxes will have calculated correctly.  Effective January 1, 2014, the Minnesota Additional Assessment has changed to 0.00% from 14.00%.

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey


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New Mexico

Payroll Entry:

Enter the percentage as shown here in QuickBooks. For example: If the rate is 2%, enter 2.00% in QuickBooks.

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming