Information on the latest payroll update and current year payroll news.


You have an active QuickBooks Desktop payroll subscription and a supported version of QuickBooks Desktop.


What is a Payroll Update?

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll provides payroll updates to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll subscribers. These updates provide the most current and accurate rates and calculations for supported state and federal tax tables, payroll tax forms and e-file and pay options. For more information about payroll updates, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about QuickBooks Desktop payroll updates.

The latest Payroll Update is 21804, released January 18, 2018.

What's Included in Payroll Update 21804?

Payroll News

The Payroll News section includes federal, state, or payroll related news articles that could affect your payroll.

Supported State and Local Taxes

It's important to understand how QuickBooks Desktop supports various state and local taxes. Expand this section to learn more about which taxes are supported, how the taxes are applied and should changes occur during the tax year what actions, if any, are required on your part to set up or edit your employee and company payroll information in your QuickBooks Desktop company file.

Withholding Taxes
State Unemployment Taxes
Local Taxes
State Disability Taxes
Payroll Reporting Codes

Note: The information contained here is meant to provide general information about the payroll process and is not intended to provide tax or legal advice. Always consult your tax professional when preparing tax documents.