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State unemployment insurance (SUI)

State unemployment insurance (SUI) pays for unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs. The tax is usually an employer paid tax and is not deducted from the employee's check.

Nearly every state has its own wage base limit that will often increase annually. Be aware that rates can change each year and are usually assessed based on your company's past experience with unemployment claims and the type of business you have. 

Gusto deducts the amount of SUI owed per payroll based on the total gross earnings and SUI rate you entered for the state. 

If you're looking for info about how to register in your state, scroll to the state tax registration section of our help center. 

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