Information on the latest payroll update and current year payroll news.
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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 21801, released December 14, 2017.
What's Included in Payroll Update 21801?
Tax Table Update
- This tax table includes a new wage limit for Social Security taxes.
- This tax table includes new withholding tables for: California, Maine, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina.
- This tax table includes other changes for: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.
- For Enhanced Payroll for Accountants payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes federal forms that were updated: Forms 940 for Reporting Agents & Schedule A (Form 940 for Reporting Agents), and Forms 944 for Reporting Agents & 945A for Reporting Agents.
- For Standard and Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes federal forms that were updated: Forms 940 & Schedule A (Form 940), Forms 943 & 943A, Forms 944 & 945A, Form W-2, and Form W-3.
- Note: In November, the federal government determined that there are two (2) credit reduction states for 2017. California and the U.S. Virgin Islands each have a .021 (2.1%) credit reduction rate. For more information about this change and how it affects your FUTA tax payment and your Form 940 and Schedule A, click here.
- For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes state forms that were updated for the following states: Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
- For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes a state form that was removed for the following state: District of Columbia
e-File and Pay Update
- For payroll subscribers E-File & Pay, this update includes updated e-filing options for the following: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Utah.
Summary of Past Payroll Updates
The Payroll News section includes federal, state, or payroll related news articles that could affect your payroll.
- Federal Payroll: Year-End Preparation and Planning for a New Tax Year
- Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSEHRA)
- 2017 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions
- Understanding the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates
- Claiming and Reporting COBRA Credits after 2013
- Social Security Administration W-2/W-3 Approval Letter
- QuickBooks Desktop Payroll: Additional Medicare Tax
- QuickBooks Desktop Payroll: Reporting Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage Cost on Form W-2
Changes in QuickBooks Desktop Tax Tracking Types
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.
State Unemployment 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.