Can I set up EMAC for Massachusetts separately?

I have to set up EMAC separately from UI and QB will not let me, because I have a state already there. This is a new tax in 2018. Therefore it does not upload to the UI site properly.


Hi there, qblucci,

I’ll help you setup the MA EMAC rate separately in your QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) Payroll.

See the steps below:

  1. Go to the Employee Center.
  2. Double-click the employee’s name.
  3. Click the Payroll Info tab on the left panel.
  4. Add a new item under the Additional, Deductions and Company Contributions table.
  5. Tick the Company Contribution radio button and click Next.
  6. Name the item as MA-EMAC/UHI.
  7. Click Next until you see Tax tracking type and select None.
  8. Click Next until you see Finish.

There isn’t a need to create another item for the other employees. All you have to do is go to their profile and manually add the item under Additional, Deductions and Company Contributions.

I’ve attached a screenshot for your reference. 

You can go through the Set up MA-EMAC Employer Medical Assistance Contribution article as your quick reference.

That shall do it. I’m here anytime if you need further assistance regarding MA-EMAC setup in QuickBooks. Have a nice day, qblucci!

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