Michigan Unemployment Insurance Setup in Patriot Software

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Michigan Unemployment Insurance Setup in Patriot Software

Background for Michigan Unemployement Insurance

If you are an employer in the state of Michigan, you will enter two separate tax rates for Unemployment Insurance:

  1. Your Michigan Unemployment Insurance (UI) Rate
  2. A surcharge tax called the Obligation Assessment Tax

You will receive a notice from the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency with both tax rates for your business.  If you are a Full-Service Payroll customer, Patriot Software will deposit and file both taxes for you. For more information, see the the following pages from the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency:

Michigan Obligation Assessment Fact Sheet
Determine Your Obligation Assessment

If you are a new employer, see our information page about the Michigan State unemployment tax rate for new employers.

How to Add Michigan Unemployment Insurance Rates in Patriot Software

In the setup wizard, go to the State Unemployment Rate Assessment (SUTA) page in the Payroll Settings step.

If you have completed the wizard, go to Settings > Payroll Settings > State Unemployment Rates > Edit.

  • Enter an Effective Date and Tax Rate for your SUTA.
  • Enter an Effective Date and Tax Rate for your Obigation Assessment tax.
  • Click Continue/Save.

You will need to update your Michigan SUTA and Obligation Assessment Tax rates when you receive your annual notice from the Michigan UIA.  A history of your former rates will be recorded.

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