Unemployment Rate dialog

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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

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Use the Unemployment Rate dialog to modify the unemployment rate for the client and to enter rates for other periods. If a state has supplemental rates, they are listed in this dialog.

Choose Setup > Clients, click the Payroll Taxes tab, and then click the Ellipsis button button next to the UI base rate field in the State unemployment information section.

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Enter the effective date for the unemployment rate. The effective date must be the beginning date of a quarter (1/1, 4/1, 7/1, or 10/1) so that earnings-based reports and payroll forms will match check values. The default effective date is the beginning of the year, based on the system date.

Enter or modify the base rate for the currently selected period.

If the state has supplemental unemployment rates, they are displayed in fields here and vary by state.

This displays the base rate plus any additional rates applicable to this state.

Rhode Island clients only. Mark this checkbox if you want to use the alternate SUTA wage limit (required for the one-quarter of employers that represent the greatest number of users of unemployment insurance benefits).

Nevada clients only. Enter or modify the percentage for the bond surcharge for the currently selected period.

Illinois clients only. This checkbox is available only if the base rate entered is greater than 5.4%. Mark this checkbox to calculate the state unemployment amount on payroll checks at 5.4% rather than the rate entered in the Base rate field. Note that the entered base rate will still be used on Form UI-3/40.

This checkbox is available only for Colorado, Kansas, and Massachusetts clients. Mark this checkbox to turn off the SUTA wage limit in the payroll tax calculations for the active client.

Michigan clients only. Mark this checkbox if the client is delinquent in the payment of unemployment contributions, penalties, or interest, and is therefore not qualified for the current decreased taxable base.

If you are a reimbursable employer, mark this checkbox. This option is only available if the total rate is zero.

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Setting up client payroll tax information

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