Why would my state witholding and federal tax become deleted from my tax and liability portion in my payroll center? It is no longer being calculated any longer.

Looking back on my payment history the federal unemployment wasn't on the list back when my 4th quarter for 2017 payment was made. But was there for my payment for the 1st quarter this year. And it stopped calculating sometime during the second quarter. The dollar amount is off by 36.00. And now it's not even deducting it. In addition in June the state witholding tax has dropped off and is not being kept track of. I have tried to get it back on the list but after going through the setup process in payroll items it still won't apply it. I have notice that there is not a % listed in the amount column.

Answer

Let's break this down:

"wasn't on the list"

In Payroll Center, things will show because you scheduled them, and this is a Helper tool. However, things "age off" the list and you would use Create Custom Payments to find them. For instance, FUTA is only $42 max per person, and up to $7k wages = most people accrued it by June, and you might not pay until Jan of the next year. If you don't owe $500 or more, you don't have to pay except Once for the year end.

So, "wasn't on the list" doesn't really mean anything; reschedule yours to be Annual, and it will Show until pa id, unless you wait 2 years, for example.

"back when my 4th quarter for 2017 payment was made. But was there for my payment for the 1st quarter this year."

Because the new year = starts accruing against new wages.

"And it stopped calculating sometime during the second quarter."

When a person reaches $7k gross.

"The dollar amount is off by 36.00."

If it is Short, which you see by using Payroll Summary for the year, look at Gross here and calculate Times .006 = $42 max. That might mean your tax table expired or otherwise needed to "revert" after a Payroll Update. You can Manually open each paycheck details and input the amount (unlock net pay) since this does not affect Banking and is employer Paid, only.

"And now it's not even deducting it."

It is never Deducted. Employer-paid = Computed and Accrued, not deducted. Run the Payroll Summary report.

"In addition in June the state witholding tax has dropped off and is not being kept track of."

There are new Tax laws and the tax tables were updated. Have you done a manual confirmation that these people are even hitting the Withholding tables? Have they updated their W4?

"I have tried to get it back on the list but after going through the setup process in payroll items it still won't apply it. I have notice that there is not a % listed in the amount column."

You don't control the Tax Table items. There is one place in Edit Payroll Item for FUTA where you checkmark that this employer is a 6% or .6% employer.

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