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State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)

SUI is complicated and minor mistakes could result in major financial penalties. Using the Paychex state unemployment insurance service, which is integrated with Paychex payroll to alleviate administrative burden, can help simplify a mandatory need. We are constantly monitoring the latest SUI regulations, so you have the most-up-to-date information.

Gain Peace of Mind

The Paychex state unemployment insurance service offers thorough administration and statement monitoring, which can help you promptly respond to claims, avoid fines, and retain rights to appeal.

  • Get help monitoring improper claims and erroneous charges
  • In-depth benefit charge audit
  • Annual claim activity reports
  • Assistance with unemployment benefit issues
  • Representation at claims hearings*

Our In-House, U.S. Based Compliance Experts Monitor Improper Claims and Charges

The U.S. Department of Labor has published reports that reveal businesses have made billions of dollars in improper payments. We know how hard business owners work and we want to help protect your money. Our SUI service conducts an in-depth benefit charge audit that can help you continually monitor improper claims and erroneous charges.

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Support from our SUI specialists

With so many regulations that are constantly changing, you might find yourself in need of more information. Our knowledgeable SUI specialists at Paychex are prepared to answer your questions on topics from separation documentation to pre-hearing procedures and other unemployment benefit issues.

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FAQs on State Unemployment Insurance

  • What is SUI?

    What is SUI?

    State unemployment insurance (SUI) provides workers who are laid off or terminated from their jobs without cause a safety net that can be used to support them as they look for a new job.

  • How are SUI rates determined and calculated?

    How are SUI rates determined and calculated?

    It is a complicated formula that is unique to each business based on the experience of each business with turnover and payment of unemployment claims. An individual’s SUI rate is determined by taking a percentage of that worker’s earnings in the most-recent calendar year, not to exceed the state maximum amount of tax allowed. How to calculate SUI

  • What is the responsibility of an employer in regard to SUI tax?

    What is the responsibility of an employer in regard to SUI tax?

    Employers are responsible for SUI taxes and making the deposit to the state. You use a worker’s taxable wage base and the tax rate schedule of the state in which the employee resides to determine unemployment taxes. SUI taxes are calculated by multiplying the taxable payroll by the state tax rate assigned to your business.

  • What responsibilities do employers have related to SUI?

    What responsibilities do employers have related to SUI?