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SUTA Impact Calculator

How Will SUTA Tax Rate Increases Affect Your Bottom Line?

Headway Workforce Solutions SUTA Impact Calculator provides you an intuitive way to quickly determine how various increases in unemployment insurance rates might impact your tax costs. Since any changes to your SUTA rate or experience rating impacts your entire workforce, simply enter in your total number of employees and select what type of increase you might anticipate from your current SUTA rate, which typically ranges from 3% - 9%.

Number of Employees:
Please enter a count of 500 to 500,000 employees
Your Current SUTA Rate:
Typically ranges from 3% - 9%
Anticipated SUTA Rate Increase:
New SUTA Rate:  
Annual SUTA Increase:  

Note: Assumes average $15,287 SUTA cut-off wage threshold

TOP 15 States With Largest Percentage Increase in Minimum SUTA Rates

State 2008 2010 Min. Rate % CHANGE
Alabama 0.44% 0.59% 34.09%
Connecticut 1.2% 1.9% 58.33%
Florida 0.1% 0.36% 260.00%
Idaho 0.26% 0.96% 269.23%
Kentucky 0.6% 1.0% 66.67%
Maine 0.42% 0.78% 85.71%
Maryland 0.3% 2.2% 633.33%
Montana 0.13% 0.42% 223.08%
New York 0.5% 0.9% 80.00%
Oregon 0.7% 1.8% 157.14%
Pennsylvania 1.84% 2.2370% 21.58%
Tennessee 0.4% 0.5% 25.00%
Texas 0.22% 0.72% 227.27%
Utah 0.1% 0.2% 100.00%
Wisconsin 0.05% 0.27% 440.00%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

TOP 15 States With Largest Percentage Increase in Maximum SUTA Rates

State 2008 2010 Max. Rate % CHANGE
Alabama 6.04% 6.74% 11.59%
Arizona 5.4% 5.9% 9.26%
Connecticut 6.1% 6.8% 11.48%
Idaho 5.4% 6.8% 25.93%
Iowa 8.0% 9.0% 12.50%
Maine 5.4% 7.19% 33.15%
Maryland 7.5% 13.5% 80.00%
Mass 10.96% 12.27% 11.95%
Nebraska 5.4% 8.66% 60.37%
Pennsylvania 9.98% 13.5576% 35.85%
Rhode Island 8.59% 9.79% 13.97%
Texas 6.22% 8.6% 38.26%
Vermont 6.5% 7.7% 18.46%
Washington 5.4% 6.02% 11.48%
Wyoming 9.03% 10.0% 10.74%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Want to know more about SUTA?

Analyst Statement: SUTA Tax Increases1
Analyst statement about how the State Unemployment Tax Act unemployment insurance rates are on the rise.
How Headway Can Help Mitigate SUTA Tax Increases1
Increasing SUTA Tax Rates can make a large impact on businesses, but Headway can help mitigate the situation, epecially with Headway's Employer of Record/HR Outsourcing Solution.

Disclaimer: Headway’s SUTA Impact Calculator is purely designed for illustrative purposes to give site users an idea as to how unemployment tax rates may or may not impact an entity’s taxes or SUTA burdens. Assumptions, generalizations and estimates are included and Headway, neither expressly or implicitly, implies that these rates or outcomes will or will not occur as well as to whether they are accurate or not. No representations, claims or warranties are made by Headway with the use or results from any calculations made from the SUTA Impact Calculator.

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