To download a payroll tax table update in QuickBooks Desktop:

Important Reminder:
  • In order to update your tax tables within QuickBooks Desktop, you must have an active payroll subscription.
  • Intuit recommends that you download your tax table every time you pay your employees, or at least every 45 days.  Click here to learn the latest tax table version.
  • To receive payroll tax table updates automatically when they are released, turn on the automatic updates feature in QuickBooks Desktop.
  1. Click Employees > Get Payroll Updates.
  2. Click Update.
  3. When the download is complete, a message such as "A new tax table and/or updates to your payroll tax forms have been installed on your computer. Click OK to read about the changes." Click OK.