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    How will Christmas Day and other federal holidays affect my payroll processing?

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    When should I send payroll?

    Click on your paycheck date to see the last day to send payroll.

    *Holidays cannot be selected.

    Overview

    If a payday falls on a federal banking holiday:

    • If no changes are made to your payroll, direct deposit paychecks will be posted on the first business day after a bank holiday.
    • If you want to pay employees before the holiday, adjust the paycheck date accordingly. You will also need to adjust your submission date to allow for the two business days needed to process payroll and direct deposits (Holidays are not considered business days). If your date change includes the leap year day, February 29, verify your computer/operating/calendar system recognizes the date.
    • If a payday falls within two banking days of a holiday, payroll must be submitted one day earlier than usual. Example: Labor Day holiday falls on a Monday. Payroll must be submitted Wednesday August 28th for a payday of Friday August 30th.

    Details

    Payroll Transmissions are normally due:
    • Do-It-Yourself (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - 2 business days before the checkdate by 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Federal banking holidays are not considered business days.
    • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - 2 business days before the checkdate by 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Federal banking holidays are not considered business days.
    • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) and QuickBooks Full Service Payroll - 2 business days before the checkdate by 3:00 pm Pacific Time. Federal banking holidays are not considered business days.

    Select the Federal Reserve Holiday listed below to see how the holiday affects your payroll processing schedule, payroll tax payments and direct deposit and for tips on how you can stay compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25, 2014):

    To allow for the Christmas holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 12/25/2014, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Wednesday, 12/24/14.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 12/22/14.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 12/22/14.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 12/22/14.

    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after Christmas Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.
    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Tuesday, 12/23 Friday, 12/19 Monday, 12/22Tuesday, 12/23
    Wednesday, 12/24 Monday, 12/22Tuesday, 12/23Wednesday, 12/24
    Thursday, 12/25(see message above)
    Friday, 12/26Tuesday, 12/23Wednesday, 12/24 Friday, 12/26
    Monday, 12/29Wednesday, 12/24 Friday, 12/26Monday, 12/29

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    New Year's Day (Thursday, January 1, 2015):

    To allow for the New Year's Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 1/1/2015, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Wednesday, 12/31/14.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 12/29/14.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 12/29/14.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, 12/29/14.

    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after New Year's Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Monday, 12/29Wednesday, 12/24 Friday, 12/26Monday, 12/29
    Tuesday, 12/30 Friday, 12/26 Monday, 12/29 Tuesday, 12/30
    Wednesday, 12/31 Monday, 12/29 Tuesday, 12/30Wednesday, 12/31
    Thursday, 1/1 (see message above)
    Friday, 1/2 Tuesday, 12/30Wednesday, 12/31 Friday, 1/2
    Monday, 1/5 Wednesday, 12/31 Friday, 1/2Monday, 1/5

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 19, 2015):

    To allow for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 1/19/15, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Friday, 1/16/15.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 1/14/15.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 1/14/15.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 1/14/15.

    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Friday, 1/16Wednesday, 1/14 Thursday, 1/15Friday, 1/16
    Monday, 1/19(see message above)
    Tuesday, 1/20Thursday, 1/15Friday, 1/16Tuesday, 1/20
    Wednesday, 1/21Friday, 1/16Tuesday, 1/20 Wednesday, 1/21
    Thursday, 1/22Tuesday, 1/20Wednesday, 1/21Thursday, 1/22

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    President's Day (Monday, February 16, 2015):

    To allow for the President's Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 2/16/14, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Friday, 2/13/14.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 2/11/15.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 2/11/15.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 2/11/15.

     

    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after President's Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Friday, 2/13 Wednesday, 2/11 Thursday, 2/12 Friday, 2/13
    Monday, 2/16(see message above)
    Tuesday, 2/17 Thursday, 2/12 Friday, 2/13 Tuesday, 2/17
    Wednesday, 2/18 Friday, 2/13 Tuesday, 2/17 Wednesday, 2/18
    Thursday, 2/19 Tuesday, 2/17 Wednesday, 2/18
    Thursday, 2/19

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2015):

    To allow for the Memorial Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 5/25/15, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Friday, 5/22/15.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 5/20/14.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 5/20/14.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 5/20/14.


    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after Memorial Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Friday, 5/22 Wednesday, 5/20 Thursday, 5/21 Friday, 5/22
    Monday, 5/25 (see message above)
    Tuesday, 5/26 Thursday, 5/21 Friday, 5/22 Tuesday, 5/26
    Wednesday, 5/27Friday, 5/22 Tuesday, 5/26 Wednesday, 5/27
    Thursday, 5/28Tuesday, 5/26 Wednesday, 5/27
    Thursday, 5/28

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    Independence Day (Saturday, July 4, 2015):

    For holidays falling on Saturday, Federal Reserve Banks and Branches will be open the preceding Friday.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Friday, 7/3 Wednesday, 7/1 Thursday, 7/2Friday, 7/3
    Monday, 7/6Thursday, 7/2Friday, 7/3Monday, 7/6
    Tuesday, 7/7Friday, 7/3Monday, 7/6 Tuesday, 7/7

     

    Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2015):

    To allow for the Labor Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 9/7/14, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Friday, 9/4/14.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 9/2/15.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 9/2/2015.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 9/2/2015.
       

     

    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after Labor Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Friday, 9/4Wednesday, 9/2Thursday, 9/3Friday, 9/4
    Monday, 9/7(see message above)
    Tuesday, 9/8Thursday, 9/3Friday, 9/4Tuesday, 9/8
    Wednesday, 9/9Friday, 9/4 Tuesday, 9/8 Wednesday, 9/9

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    Columbus Day (Monday, October 12, 2015):

    To allow for the Columbus Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 10/12/15, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Friday, 10/9/15.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 10/7/15.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 10/7/15.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, 10/7/15.

     

    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after Columbus Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Friday, 10/9Wednesday, 10/7Thursday, 10/8Friday, 10/9
    Monday, 10/12(see message above)
    Tuesday, 10/13 Thursday, 10/8Friday, 10/9Tuesday, 10/13
    Wednesday, 10/14Friday, 10/9 Tuesday, 10/13 Wednesday, 10/14
    Thursday, 10/15Tuesday, 10/13 Wednesday, 10/14 Thursday, 10/15

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    Veterans Day (Wednesday, November 11, 2015):

    To allow for the Veterans Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 11/11/15, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Tuesday, 11/10/15.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, 11/6/15.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, 11/6/15.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, 11/6/15.
    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after Veterans Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Tuesday, 11/10Friday, 11/6 Monday, 11/9Tuesday, 11/10
    Wednesday, 11/11(see message above)
    Thursday, 11/12Monday, 11/9Tuesday, 11/10Thursday, 11/12
    Friday, 11/13Tuesday, 11/10Thursday, 11/12Friday, 11/13

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.

    Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, 2015):

    To allow for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, you might need to send payroll a day earlier than usual. Doing so will help you to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure timely payroll tax payments.

    If your normal paycheck date is on 11/26/15, you should:
    1. Change your paycheck date for your direct deposit employees to Wednesday, 11/25/15.
    2. Send your payroll:
      • Do-It-Yourself Payroll (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 11/23/15.
      • Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll - by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 11/23/15.
      • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - by 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 11/23/15.

    If your paycheck date is immediately before or after Thanksgiving Day, consult the table that follows to find out when to send your payroll and when your account will be debited.

    If you date your paychecks for... Send payroll by... Your account will be debited on*... Employees get paid on (Direct Deposit only)...
    Wednesday, 11/25Monday, 11/23Tuesday, 11/24Wednesday, 11/25
    Thursday, 11/26 (see message above)
    Friday, 11/27 Tuesday, 11/24 Wednesday, 11/25Friday, 11/27
    Monday, 11/30 Wednesday, 11/25Friday, 11/27 Monday, 11/30
    Tuesday, 12/1Friday, 11/27Monday, 11/30Tuesday, 12/1

    *Accounts are typically debited before regular banking hours, so you should make sure you have funds in your account to cover the payroll on the day before the actual debit occurs.
    Direct Deposits are also affected by Bank Holidays. These dates are included in the last columns of each table above .

    Direct Deposit schedule calculator, for reference.

    If a Federal Reserve bank holiday falls on a scheduled payday, or one or two days prior to a scheduled payday, you may need to adjust your paycheck date or send in your payroll earlier than you would otherwise.

    For example, if the check date is Tuesday and Monday is a holiday, send your paychecks by:
    • Do-It-Yourself (Enhanced, Basic, Standard) and Assisted Payroll - the preceding Thursday before 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. (The time stamp can't be later than 4:59 p.m.) The debit then occurs on Friday.
    • Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP) - the preceding Thursday before 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. (The time stamp can't be later than 2:59 p.m.) The debit then occurs on Friday.

      The table below shows when to send payroll for bank holidays, based on when your payday and the bank holiday occur.

    If payday is on aAnd a bank holiday falls on theSend payroll on or before the preceding
    MondayThursday or Friday before paydayWednesday
    TuesdayFriday or Monday before paydayThursday
    WednesdayMonday or Tuesday before paydayFriday
    ThursdayTuesday or Wednesday before paydayMonday
    FridayWednesday or Thursday before paydayTuesday

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