I received an employer tax number from my state but it is 8 numbers. The program won't accept it because it is not 9 numbers and in the format 123456-78-9. The state says that it is the correct number and account that I have, an employer withholding account. Do I just put my number in there in that format and add a zero to the end?
Thanks for dropping by here in the Community. I can share some details about what you can do if your business is not subject to SUI.
You can go to the Payroll settings section and ensure you select 501c3 Corp as the company type. Also, I suggest updating your employee information and change the filing status (Missouri state taxes) to Do not withhold (exempt).
To update the company type:
Click the Gear icon in the upper-right corner.
Under Your Company, select Payroll Settings.
Below Taxes, press General Tax Information.
Choose 501c3 Corp for the company type.
Below Taxes, select State Taxes - MO.
Next to MO Employer Account Number, Enter "Applied For" or zeros.
For the steps to exempt an employee from SUI, here's how:
Select Workers, then select Employees.
Choose the name of the employee.
On the Pay section select the edit (pencil icon).
Under withholdings select the edit (pencil icon) or +Enter W-4 form.
Select Tax exemptions. Then choose the state tax to be exempted.
A window pops up to inform you of your next steps, the taxes that are updated and whether or not you have to reimburse the employee in the next check.
You will see adjustment checks on you paycheck list.