How to change or update State Unemployment Insurance rate in QuickBooks

Recently assigned for a new employee rate, and want to keep your SUI rate accurate? Then update State Unemployment Insurance rate in QuickBooks to maintain an accurate SUI rate. In this article, we will guide you to the process that, how to update the SUI rate in different QuickBooks Online plans. Read the article carefully, if you want to enhance your idea regarding the SUI rate.

Methods to update SUI rate in Different QuickBooks Online plans

Now let us have a look at the steps and methods to update the SUI rate in QuickBooks payroll. 

Method 1: Update SUI rate in Elite, Premium and Core payroll

If you are an Elite or a Premium or a Core user, then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully update your State Unemployment Rate in QuickBooks Online payroll service. Now let us have a look at the steps:

  • First of all you have to login to your QuickBooks Online account.
  • Then you have to click on the “Settings” option and then click on “Payroll settings”.
  • Now select the state for which you want to update your SUI rate, click on the “Edit” option in your screen.
  • Open the State Unemployment Insurance rate setup section and then click on “Change or add new rate”.
  • And Enter the new rate and its effective date. Generally the effective date for most of the states is 1/1 and if you stay in TN, VT and NJ, then you have to enter 7/1 as an effective date.
  • You have to enter surcharge or assessment tax rate if applicable.
  • Click on the “OK” button and your data will be saved.

Method 2: Update SUI rate in QuickBooks Online Enhanced payroll

If you are an Enhanced payroll user, then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully update your State Unemployment Rate in QuickBooks Online payroll service. Now let us have a look at the steps:

  • login to your QuickBooks Online account.
  • Go to the “Settings” tab, and select the “Payroll settings” option.
  • Choose the state for which you want to update your SUI rate.
  • And open the State Unemployment Insurance rate setup section to selet the “Change or add new rate” option.
  • Enter the new rate and its effective date. Generally the effective date for most of the states is 1/1 and if you stay in TN, VT and NJ, then you have to enter 7/1 as an effective date.
  • Put the surcharge or assessment tax rate if applicable.
  • Click on the “OK” button and your data will be saved.

Method 3: Update SUI rate in Intuit/QuickBooks Online Payroll Full service

If you are a QuickBooks Online Payroll Full Service user, then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully update your State Unemployment Rate in QuickBooks Online payroll service. Now let us have a look at the steps:

  • As usal login to QuickBooks Online.
  • Go to the “Help” section from your screen.
  • Click on the “Contact us” option to get connected to an official agent who will help you to update your State Employment Insurance rate.

Method 4: Update SUI rate in Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced

If you are an Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced user, then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully update your State Unemployment Rate in the QuickBooks Online payroll service. Now let us have a look at the steps:

  • Login to your Intuit Online payroll account.
  • Click on the “Setup” option and choose the “Select Taxes” option from the Setup drop-down menu.
  • Open the State Unemployment Insurance rate setup section and choose the “Change or Add New Rate” option.
  • Enter the new rate and its effective date. 
  • Click on the “OK” button and your data will be saved.

NOTE:-  When you will add a rate of the previous quarter then a question will appear on your screen displaying whether you entered your SUI rate from the updated date to the present quarter. You have to click on “Yes” or “No”. The system will automatically modify the State Unemployment Insurance liability. Then click on “Continue”.

Method 5: To Update SUI rate in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

If you are a QuickBooks Desktop Payroll user, then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully update your State Unemployment Rate in QuickBooks Desktop payroll service manually. Now let us have a look at the steps:

  • Go to the “Lists” section, and select the “Payroll Item List” option.
  • Double click on the“ [state abbreviation] – Unemployment Company” option. 
  • And then click the “Next” option.
  • Go to the “Company Tax Rate” page.
  • Then you have to fill the correct rates of each quarter and click the “Next” option.
  • Finish the process.
  • In case of surcharges or assessments you have to update extra rates in QuickBooks.
  • In order to do that, you have to open the “Lists” option  and then click on “Payroll Item List”.
  • Double click on the “State Surcharge” option.
  • And select the “Next” option to perform the steps on the screen.
  • You must enter your rate in the form of percentage on the “Company tax rate” page.

Final Words

We hope that now you can successfully change or update State Unemployment Insurance rate QuickBooks easily by yourself. Just follow all the steps carefully and also keep in mind which type of payroll service you are using. We will recommend you to read the entire article carefully and follow all the steps without skipping a single step. You can drop a call to us if you need any help from Wizxpert through the QuickBooks experts

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