How do I set up an employee that works in Maryland but lives in Delaware? Does she have to have both state taxes taken from her pay?


Hello there, bret,

For an employee who works in Maryland and resides in Delaware, she is required to pay both state and local income tax withholding.

I also recommend consulting your state agency to determine the withholding taxes you may be subject to.

Our system will automatically calculate the taxes based on what is being mandated by your state.

To set up a new employee, follow the steps listed below:

  1. Go to the Employees menu, then select Employee Center.
  2. Click New Employee at the upper left of the Employee Center page.
  3. Select the Personal tab, then complete all fields.
  4. Once done, go to the Address & Contact tab, then complete all fields.
  5. Go to the Additional Info tab, then enter any information you want to store for your employee.
  6. Go to the Payroll Info tab to enter the information about compensation and benefits.
  7. Select the Employment Info tab, then enter the Hire Date and other information.
  8. Click OK to save the new employee.

For more details and screenshots, you can read through this article: Set up a new employee in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.

If you need to create a paycheck and set up local taxes, please check out these articles for the detailed steps:

To learn more about withholding responsibilities, feel free to read this article: Multi-State withholding responsibilities.

You can now add your new employee.

Let me know if you need additional information by leaving a comment below. I'll be here whenever you have a follow-up question concerning payroll.

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