South Dakota Unemployment Insurance Software for Employers

As in most states, South Dakota’s unemployment insurance program is financed by employers through payroll taxes. When a South Dakota resident becomes unemployed, benefits provided by these taxes are paid when eligible. Additionally, most employers are required to pay under the Federal Unemployment Insurance Tax Act—a federal tax which helps finance statewide Department of Labor Programs like placement, labor market information, and working training.

Nearly every business owner in the state pays South Dakota unemployment insurance for employer. This is done through the completion of Form 21, the Employer’s Unemployment Insurance Quarterly Report. Filed four times a year, Form 21 requires employee social security numbers, full names, gross wages paid, and excess wages paid. These numbers are then used to determine taxable wages and the UI contribution rate.

If you have an updated payroll and data management system, South Dakota unemployment insurance for employers is an easy task to handle. However, small business owners have more important responsibilities; payroll can be a full-time job, but it is often one of the first tasks to slip when a small business owner becomes overwhelmed. AMS is here to fix that.

We create sustainable small business solutions through intuitive and user-friendly accounting software. AMS Payroll, one of our most popular products, is an excellent fix to your problems with South Dakota unemployment insurance for employers. Read on to see just how effective a simple software change can be.


AMS Payroll is the Answer

On top of the data management features in our Forms Filer platform, AMS Payroll allows employers to enter and preserve essential data throughout the year. The program supports both “Live” and after-the-fact payroll, allowing you to work it into your exiting system. Users can transfer this data to state and federal quarterly unemployment forms, as well as year-end W-2s and 1099s–with our 1099 Software. The software’s ability to perform both complex payroll functions and effective tax support make it a felicitous choice for South Dakota small business owners.

AMS Payroll also comes with a variety of additional features. See below for a few highlighted inclusions.

  • Up to 40 user-defined fields can be set up for deductions and additions, like 401K and health insurance
  • Processes employee Direct Deposit payroll information
  • Supports over thirty different types of checks
  • Allows users to electronically file 941, 944, and 940 forms
  • Records state and federal tax deposit information and disbursements
  • Imports data from QuickBooks, PeachTree, Excel, and tab delimited text files
  • Exports data to a tab-delimited file and/or QuickBooks General Journal


AMS Payroll also offers state-specific support in the form of UID-21—the Contribution, Investment Fee and Wage Report—and UID-21A—the corresponding supplemental. These are the precise forms you will need to tackle South Dakota unemployment insurance for employers. Their inclusion in AMS Payroll will allow for quick completion and easy filing.


Getting Started

When you’re ready to purchase our software, you can do so at any time and from anywhere. If you’re still unsure if AMS has the product you need, try us on for size with a free, downloadable demo. Lingering questions can be addressed by our Sales and Information team (800) 536-1099 and our client testimonials page. Get started on a new South Dakota UI solution today with AMS.

Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.