Can I do a voluntary withholding request in payroll? I need to withhold 10% of federal income tax from an employees social security benefits.


Good day, newlondonbakeryi,

In QuickBooks Desktop, when setting up items the calculation of the percentage will be based on the taxable wage.

In your case, you can create a voluntary deduction to calculate a certain amount based on the taxable wage. Since you want a specific percentage of 10% to be withheld in the Federal Income, you may need to manually calculate the voluntary deduction then edit FIT when creating a paycheck.

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