Set up employees as exempt from federal and state tax withholding
Some employees might be exempt from federal and state withholding. This article explains how to set them up in QuickBooks.
Your employee meets the guidelines for exemption from federal and state tax withholding.
You will not withhold federal and state taxes from the paychecks of exempt employees.
To set up an employee as exempt from federal and state withholding:
Go to the employee record.
In Simple Start: Choose Payroll at the top to enter the Payroll Center. Using the drop-down arrow, select Employees > View / Edit Employees.
Double-click the name of the employee you want to make exempt.
Click the Change tabs drop-down arrow and select Payroll and Compensation Info. In QuickBooks 2013: click Payroll Info tab.
Click the Taxes button.
On the Federal tab, click the Filing Status drop-down arrow and select Don't Withhold.
Click the State tab and use the Filing Status drop-down arrow to select the appropriate option. (The option will vary by state. You may see Don't Withhold, Exempt, or a different choice. If there is no Filing Status drop-down arrow, your state is not subject to state withholding.)
Click OK > OK to save your selections.
Repeat these steps for each exempt employee.