Who pays for unemployment in Nebraska?

July 5, 2023

Who pays for unemployment in Nebraska?

501(c)(3) nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities are all exempt from paying Federal Unemployment Taxes (FUTA). However, in Nebraska, most employers are required to pay state unemployment taxes (SUTA), with only religious entities that operate exclusively for religious purposes exempt from Nebraska SUTA. But the following organizations have a unique savings option for paying SUTA:

– Nonprofits: Organizations that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

– Native American Indian tribes: Tribes and their wholly owned businesses

– Government entities: Government entities such as federal, state, and local government agencies

These entities can cover their mandatory unemployment costs in one of two ways: paying the state unemployment insurance tax (SUTA) or choosing reimbursement financing (self-insurance). The latter option is a legal right allowing these organizations to opt out of paying SUI taxes and to reimburse their state unemployment agency dollar-for-dollar for unemployment claims paid to former employees.

Though opting out of paying SUTA can save employers money in the short term, a well-thought-out strategic plan should accompany the decision to change unemployment financing and how to pay for future unemployment in order to limit claim liability. First Nonprofit (FNP) helps nonprofit employers utilize this option with the Nebraska Department of Labor, which can save organizations as much as 50% annually! Contact FNP to help determine reimbursement financing eligibility. Click here to request a free, no-obligation savings evaluation on your organization’s unemployment costs.

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Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago, IL

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios.

Thresholds, Chicago, IL

NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

Visually Impaired Preschool Services has been a client of First Non-Profit since it was first offered as a benefit of VisionServe Alliance. We completed a thorough evaluation of cash savings to our agency before taking advantage of this wonderful benefit and it has been a very wise decision. Our experience with the processes from accounting to claims have been professional, expeditious and easy.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

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Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.

Ensight Skills Center, Inc, Fort Collins, CO