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Level 1

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

I need to change my Unemployment tax rate. How do I actually, step-by-step do this?

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Best answer December 10, 2018

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Level 6

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

go to list (top toolbar)>payroll item list>find the one for unemployment and click to edit it.  change the rate.  Choose to change it as of 1/1/17.

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Level 6

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

go to list (top toolbar)>payroll item list>find the one for unemployment and click to edit it.  change the rate.  Choose to change it as of 1/1/17.

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Level 1

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

I already filed my SUTA 1st QTR for 2017 through e-file. I never got a notice about my rate change, but I'm guessing there was a rate change from 1.12% to .75%. because the Texas Workforce Commission changed my report to show a rate of .75%. If I change this in QB now after I've already filed my 1st QTR report will it mess things up really bad? Or will it retroactivley fix any errors?
Level 6

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

It should give you the option to change from Jan. 1.  Since the quarter is already closed, however, you will probably receive a notice of over payment of this tax and will need to make an adjustment when you pay the next quarter.  If they send the funds back, just deposit them to that payroll expense acct. 

Level 1

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

My Workers Comp is set up as Other Tax.  I don't even show a field for Rate.  I've modified each employee records one at a time with the new rate - but how do I change it to show up permanently - for the next new employee?
Level 1

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

On my QB Desktop Pro 2017, you go to "Lists" on the top tool bar; then, within the  drop-down menu, click on "Payroll Item List"; on the "list" that appears, under the column "Type" (of account), go down to "State Unemployment Tax."

Level 1

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

MY unemployment tax rate went from .0046 to .0010.

I had .46% before, but when I input .10%, I get .1%, is this correct?

I would appreciate your assistance...thanks!

Level 2

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

Is this for Texas? If so, I believe the lowest is 0.36% which is made up of the 0.10% Employment and Training Investment Assessment and a 0.26% Replenishment Tax Rate. 

Level 1

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

I am having this same issue - how was it solved, please?

 

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I am using QB Desktop Pro 2016 and I use manual payroll.  I have used manual payroll for 3 years now, but this is the first year that my PA State Unemployment rate has changed.  

QB will not allow me to edit the payroll tax item to change the company tax limit, nor can I change the employee tax rate from .07% to .06%.  I was only able to change my company tax rate amount, not the limit. Again, this is for PA state.  I tried making this item inactive and creating a new one, but QB gives error that payroll state item is already defined and can be  edited.    

I do not have an option under employee to update tax table (assume because using manual payroll).  

Is it possible to update the tax rate, again I am using MANUAL payroll, or am I now to a point where I have to use qb payroll services?

I have scanned thru hundreds of topics on updating state uc rate, but none seem to be for manual payroll users.

I appreciate any assistance.

Thanks

 

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How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

Thank you for sharing what you did, cbedford.

 

Let's try to do the data integrity troubleshooting steps. Let's run verify and rebuild data In QuickBooks Desktop.

  1. Click File on the menu, then Utilities.
  2. Select Verify Data.

After running the verify data, select  FileUtilities then Rebuild Data.

 

Check this article for more information: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Now let's try to update the PA State Unemployment rate again.

 

Let me know how it goes. I'll be around to assist you more if ever you need it. 

Level 1

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

I have tried all the methods listed here and cannot change my MD unemployment rate. I use QB2017 and the MD unemployment does not even show up in the payroll item list yet it does show up in the pay liabilities section every quarter.

QuickBooks Team

How do I change Unemployment tax rate?

Hello there, saphyre1225. 

 

 

Let's update your copy of QuickBooks to ensure you have the latest improvements and fixes. Here's how:

  1. Choose Help > Update QuickBooks.

  2. Click the Update Now tab .

  3. select  the Get Updates button.

  4. Click  Close once done. 

Then, we can update the state's unemployment rate again. Go to Lists and select Payroll Items List. Double-click on the item and update it. 

 

If the same thing happen, I suggest getting in touch with us to we can further investigate. 

  1. From the Help menu, click QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  2. Click Contact us and enter your concern something like update SUI rate. 
  3. Click Continue and select Chat

I'll be here if you need more help. Keep safe!

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