Find your State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) rate

Find your company's State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) tax rate.

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) is a nationwide program. It provides partial wage replacement to unemployed workers, while they look for jobs. Employers finance the program through the SUI tax.

We explain how this rate is calculated. And how you can check the SUI rate entered into your account.

Understanding SUI tax rate

We can't know the SUI rate assigned to you. The state agency responsible for SUI will inform you about your tax rate yearly. Your SUI tax rate is based on your experience.

If you're a new employer, you're assigned a new employer rate until you have filed unemployment taxes for a period of time. This period of time varies by state.

After the designated period of time, you're assigned an experience rate. It might be higher or lower than the new employer rate. This depends on your reserve account balance. The less unemployment that your workers experience, the lower your tax rate will be.

In some states, directors and officers of corporations are exempt from State Unemployment Insurance (SUI). However, those who don't pay SUI usually have to pay Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) at a higher rate. Consult your financial advisor for more information.

Your total amount due is estimated based on accrual to date. Your actual amount owed will be displayed when you create your tax payment.

To make sure about your SUI rate, refer to the SUI rate notice your state sent you. Or contact the state agency responsible for SUI rate.

Check the SUI rate on your account

Find the SUI rate you entered on your account.

Intuit Online Payroll Enhanced

  1. Go to Setup and select Tax Setup.
  2. In the State Tax Information sections, find your SUI rate.

QuickBooks Online Payroll

  1. Go to Settings ⚙ and select Payroll Settings.
  2. Select Tax Setup.
  3. In the State Tax Information information, find your SUI rate.