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State Unemployment does not show on the Tax Liability Report

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Summary

How to correct when State Unemployment Insurance is not showing on the Tax Liability Report.

Cause

  • TAXABLE_GROSS variable is not present in the user-maintained payroll formula
  • Incorrect payroll settings
  • Adjusted Gross settings for Unemployment not set correctly
  • State not selected in Withholding Info tab

Resolution

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Section 1: TAXABLE_GROSS is not present in the user-maintained payroll formula

  1. Select File, Payroll Formulas, and then select User-Maintained.
  2. Select Formula ID.
  3. Verify that the TAXABLE_GROSS variable is present in the formula. If not, proceed to the next step. If so, proceed to the next section.
  4. Rewrite the formula so that both the TAXABLE_GROSS and PERCENT variables are defined. The Tax Liability report will calculate the liability on the fly based on these two variables.  In the case of tax calculations that are based on hours worked, this will show the number of hours in the Taxable Gross column on the report, but the calculated liability should be correct.

Section 2: Incorrect Payroll Settings

  1. Select Maintain, Payroll, and then select Payroll Settings.
  2. Select Taxes, and then select Assign Tax Fields.
  3. Click Company-Paid Taxes.
  4. Select State Unemployment (SUTA) field.
  5. Select the correct Payroll Field from the list, and then click OK.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Verify your Tax Liability Report now reflects your State Unemployment taxes.

Section 3: Adjusted Gross settings

  1. Select Maintain, Default information, Employees, and then select Company Fields tab.
  2. On the State Unemployment row, click Adjust, verify that the correct payroll fields are being checked to calculate adjusted gross, and then click OK.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Select Maintain and then select Employees/Sales Reps.
  5. Select the employee not showing on the report, and then click Company Fields tab.
  6. On the State Unemployment row, click Adjust, verify that the correct payroll fields are being checked to calculate adjusted gross, and then click OK.
  7. Click on Withholding Info Tab and verify the State is selected on the State Field for State/Locality.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Verify your Tax Liability Report now reflects your State Unemployment taxes.

 

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