Are there any MA employers out there who know how to properly set up the EMAC (Employer Medical Assistance Contribution) tax as a payroll item?

I have it set up but I continue to get emails that additional debits need to be taken because it's not set up, so I must have set it up wrong.

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Glad to see you here in the Community, WhittierIPA.

I can help you in setting up this Employer Medical Assistance Contribution as a payroll item.

To set-up a payroll item, tag it as a company contribution, and for tax tracking type have it as None.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to your employee’s name from the Employee Center.
  2. Click the Payroll Info tab from the left panel.
  3. Add a new item under the Additional, Deductions and Company Contributions table.
  4. Set it up as Company Contribution, then click Next.
  5. You may refer or name it as MA-EMAC/UHI.
  6. For Tax tracking type, select None.
  7. Click Next until you see Finish.

Check this article for more information about Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC). This also applies to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.

That should help you set up EMAC. Let me know if you have follow-up questions with the steps provided in adding this item by leaving a comment below. I'm always here to assist. Have a great rest of the day. 

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