How do I calculate unemployment tax rates?

The Zenefits Payroll system will calculate unemployment taxes each payroll using the rate entered into the system. If you are updating your rate for an effective date in the past, please note the following:

  • As long as the rate is updated within the same quarter that it becomes effective, Zenefits will reconcile the wages to the new rate at the end of the quarter and debit/refund any variances.
  • If the rate is updated after the quarter in which it became effective has closed, Zenefits will only reconcile an open quarter. This means that all payments and filings for the closed quarter will be processed at the old rate and payroll administrators may receive a tax notice from the agency indicating an amount due or overpayment for the variance. Payroll administrators should resolve those tax notices directly with the tax agency.

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