I am running my quarterly taxes & I noticed Intuit was deducting 3.8% for UI, but edd.ca.gov is only is charging 2.9%. Why is intuit taking out more & how do I fix it?

I am referring to UI (Unemployment Insurance) in California. I believe Intuit is charging a higher tax.


Hello, daniellebembry,

State Unemployment Insurance tax rates are not part of tax table updates. You'll need to edit them in QuickBooks every time you get a notification from your state agency. We calculate the taxes based on the entered rate.

Here's how you can update California Unemployment Insurance tax rate:

  1. Click Lists menu at the top.
  2. Open Payroll Item Lists.
  3. Locate CA Unemployment and double-click on it.
  4. Click on Next until you'll reach the section where you can edit the rate.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Next and Finish.

You can also check this article for reference: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1774618.

Should you need further assistance in updating the rate, please leave a comment below.

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