# How do I calculate my FUTA tax?

## How do I calculate my FUTA tax?

How to Calculate FUTA

1. Add up the wages paid during the reporting period to your employees who are subject to FUTA tax. \$7,000 (John) + \$2,000 (Paul) + \$4,000 (George) = \$13,000 Wages Earned Q1.
2. Multiply the quarterly wages of your employees who are subject to FUTA tax by 0.006.

### What is the FUTA tax rate?

6.0%
FUTA tax rate: The FUTA tax rate is 6.0%. The tax applies to the first \$7,000 you paid to each employee as wages during the year. The \$7,000 is often referred to as the federal or FUTA wage base.

What is Illinois State unemployment tax rate?

The 2021 Illinois state unemployment insurance (SUI) experience-rated tax rates will range from 0.675% to 6.875%, an increase of 0.5% from the range of 0.625% to 6.825% for 2020. The SUI taxable wage base also increases to \$12,960 for 2021, up from \$12,740 for 2020. (Illinois Department of Employment Security website.)

How is the FUTA tax rate reduced for a state?

For example, an employer in a state with a credit reduction of 0.3% would compute its FUTA tax by reducing the 6.0% FUTA tax rate by a FUTA credit of only 5.1% (the standard 5.4% credit minus the 0.3% credit reduction) for an effective FUTA tax rate of 0.9% for the year.

## What is the FUTA tax per employee in 2022?

The total FUTA tax per employee if the full tax credit is in place is \$42. If a state becomes a FUTA credit reduction state in 2022, employers will pay another \$21 per employee in the tax. This may seem like a small amount, but it can add up for larger employers that have many employees.

### How much is the FUTA credit per employee?

The IRS’s Schedule A (Form 940) (Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information) lists the annual FUTA credit reduction states and the DOL also provides a list each year after November 10. Adding it up. The total FUTA tax per employee if the full tax credit is in place is \$42.

How is the Futa certification program used by the IRS?

The FUTA Certification Program is the method IRS uses to verify with the states that the credit claimed on the Form 940 or Schedule H actually was paid into the states’ unemployment funds.