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What expense category do unemployment taxes come under?
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There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the business and how their accounting is set up. However, there are a few potential expense categories that unemployment taxes could come under.

Wages and Salaries

One potential category is wages and salaries. This is because unemployment taxes are generally based on a percentage of an employee's wages, so they can be considered a wage expense.

Employee Benefits

Another potential category is employee benefits. This is because unemployment taxes are generally used to fund unemployment benefits, so they can be considered a benefit expense.


Another potential category is taxes. This is because unemployment taxes are a type of tax, so they can be considered a tax expense.

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