Procedure to Update State Unemployment Insurance Rate In QuickBooks

Every year, employers get a review of how much they pay in unemployment taxes. They provide the state updated rates that are used to figure out unemployment payments. These rates are called SUI rates. This normally happens in December or January. The state unemployment insurance rate (SUI) is varying for each company and is based on the state. The state gives a new employer rate for new employers that haven’t paid unemployment taxes yet. When the SUI rate goes up or down, the payroll needs to be changed to reflect it. QuickBooks lets users update state unemployment insurance rate in QuickBooks. The procedure for the same is thoroughly explained herein.


Steps for Updating SUI Rate in QuickBooks

  • The first step is to open the browser and go to QuickBooks Online.
  • Fill in the login credentials.
  • After filling in the login information, log in to the account.
  • Click on the Settings button.
  • Pick Payroll Settings.
  • Choose the state that needs to be changed, and then click the Edit button next to it.
  • Go to the option to set up State Unemployment Insurance (SUI).
  • On this page, click the “Change or Add New Rate”


  • Put in the new rate and the date it goes into effect.


  • Add any surcharges or changes to tax rates.
  • Then, enter in the new rate and the date that it will take effect.
  • Finally, click on the Save option.


Procedure to Update SUI in QuickBooks Payroll

  • Click on the “Lists”
  • Now, pick the “Payroll Item List.”


  • Here, the user has to double-click on “[state abbreviation] -Unemployment Company.”
  • Click on Next.
  • On the Company tax rates option, enter the correct rates for each quarter.
  • Click “Next” and then “Finish”.


Procedure to add Surcharge rates

  • Pick the Lists tab.
  • Now, opt for the Payroll Item List.
  • After that, double-click on “State Surcharge.”
  • Click on Next.
  • The Company Tax Rate window will appear.
  • In this box, input the Surcharge rate as a percentage.


Procedure to Update SUI in QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll

To update SUI in QuickBooks Online Full Service Payroll, customers need talk to our QuickBooks experts directly to get the detailed procedure updating SUI.


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With that, the blog comes to an end. In this brief writing, we have discussed the procedure to update State Unemployment Insurance Rate in QuickBooks for different versions of the accounting program. If you need any assistance, just ring a call to our experts at the helpline 1 800 761 1787.