You can increase or decrease SUTA tax withholdings on the employee's next payroll check:

  1. Create the payroll calculations as normal
  2. On the Payroll Calculation Batch [ ] screen, highlight the employee to be adjusted and click Open
  3. In the Payment Details box, click the arrow to the right of New Pay Type and select Add New Benefit from the drop-down list.
  4. On the New Benefit for [Employee Name} screen, select Non-Cash Compensation in the Benefit Category Field
  5. In the Benefit ID/Description field, select the benefit created in Configuration with SUTA set to Subject to SUTA
  6. Enter the amount in the Total Amount field:
    • Enter a positive number to increase withholdings
    • Enter a negative number to decrease withholdings
  7. Save and Close the benefit. When prompted if you want to make the changes permanent to the Employee's record, click No.
  8. Select File, Save from the menu bar. When prompted if you want to make the changes permanent to the Employee's record, click No.
  9. Select the Calculation Summary tab.
  10. Review the grid at the bottom to ensure the Current and YTD amounts are correct. If so, Save and Close the calculation.
  11. Print the employee's check from Banks as normal.

Notes:

  • SUTA taxable wages and withholding must be adjusted at the same time. There is no "Report only" tax flag setting.
  • Because SUTA is subject to a wage cap, the SUTA taxable wages are considered in order of the pay date until the cap is reached.