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Update or change state unemployment insurance (SUI) in QuickBooks and Simple Start

This article describes how to change the state unemployment insurance (SUI) rate in the Payroll item list.

Detailed Instructions

QuickBooks 2008 and earlier:

  1. In QuickBooks, click on Lists on the top menu bar.
  2. Select Payroll Item List.
  3. Double-click on the State Unemployment Tax item, typically named: [state abbreviation] - Unemployment Company.
  4. Click on Next twice to the Company tax rates for [year], and then enter the correct rates for each quarter.
  5. Once the correct rates have been entered, click Next twice, then click Finish. Your SUI rates will then be updated.

QuickBooks Simple Start 2008:

  1. From the main window under Money Out, mouse-over Payroll, then select Go to the Payroll Center.
  2. In the Payroll Center, click on the Setup and Maintain drop-down menu, and select View / Edit Payroll Items.
  3. Double-click on the State Unemployment Tax item, typically named: [state abbreviation] - Unemployment Company.
  4. Click on Next twice to the Company tax rates for [year], and then enter the correct rates for each quarter.
  5. Once the correct rates have been entered, click Next twice, then click Finish. Your SUI rates will then be updated.

If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

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