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    Intuit QuickBooks Payroll News & Updates

    Article ID: 2000204

    Overview

    Information on the latest payroll update and current year payroll news.

    Assumptions

    You have an active QuickBooks payroll subscription and a supported version of QuickBooks.

    Details

    What is a Payroll Update?

    QuickBooks Payroll provides payroll updates to QuickBooks Payroll subscribers. These updates provide the most current and accurate rates and calculations for supported state and federal tax tables, payroll tax forms and e-file and pay options. For more information about payroll updates, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about QuickBooks payroll updates.

    The latest Payroll Update is 21501.

    What's Included in Payroll Update 21501?


    Tax Table Update

    • Important Reminder:  Additional Medicare Tax is still in effect for tax year 2015.  If using QuickBooks 2012-2014 versions, please refer to the Additional Details section below, and select your version of QuickBooks.
    • This tax table includes new Federal withholding tables, and new Non-resident Alien withholding tables.
    • This tax table includes a new wage limit for Social Security taxes.
    • This tax table includes new withholding tables for: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, and Oregon.
    • An action is required for the following states: Connecticut, Maryland, and North Carolina.
    • This tax table includes other changes for: Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.

    Forms Update

    • For Enhanced Payroll for Accountants payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes federal forms that were updated: Forms 940 for Reporting Agents & Schedule A (Form 940 for Reporting Agents), and Form 944 for Reporting Agents & Form 945A for Reporting Agents.
    • For Standard and Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes federal forms that were updated: Forms 940 & Schedule A (Form 940), Forms 943 & Form 943A, Form 944 & Form 945A, Form W-2 & Form W-2c, and Form W-3 & Form W-3c.
    • Note: In November, the federal government determined that there are 8 credit reduction states for 2014. A .012 (1.2%) reduction rate is listed for California, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and U.S. Virgin Islands. A .015 (1.5%) reduction rate is listed for Indiana, and a .017 (1.7%) reduction rate is listed for Connecticut. For more information about this change and how it affects your FUTA tax payments and your Form 940 and Schedule A, click here.
    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes a state form that was added for the following state: Connecticut.
    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes state forms that were updated for the following states: Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes state forms that were removed for the following states: Connecticut, Idaho, and North Carolina.

    E-File and Pay Update

    • For Enhanced Payroll for Accountants payroll subscribers E-File & Pay, this update includes updated e-filing options for the following: Form 941 for Reporting Agents, and Form 940/Schedule A for Reporting Agents.
    • For payroll subscribers E-File & Pay, this update includes updated e-filing options for the following: Form 941, Form 940/Schedule A, and Form W-2/W-3.
    • For E-File & Pay, this update includes new e-filing options for the following: Ohio.

    Additional Details

    For a complete overview of the most recent payroll update, select your product year from the list below:

    Summary of Past Payroll Updates

        Payroll Update Number            Date Released
    21417 10/31/2014
    2141609/18/2014
    21413 07/17/2014
    2141206/19/2014

    Payroll News

    The Payroll News section includes federal, state, or payroll related news articles that could affect your payroll.

    Supported State and Local Taxes

    It's important to understand how QuickBooks supports various state and local taxes. Expand this section to learn more about which taxes are supported, how the taxes are applied and should changes occur during the tax year what actions, if any, are required on your part to set up or edit your employee and company payroll information in your QuickBooks company file.

    Withholding Taxes
    State Unemployment Taxes
    Local Taxes
    State Disability Taxes
    Payroll Reporting Codes

    State Unemployment Insurance Special Assessments

    Since unemployment has climbed over the past several years, many state trust funds have been depleted and have begun borrowing funds from the United States Department of Labor. Learn how this could impact your business, by clicking below:

    Special Assessments for 2014

    The information contained here is meant to provide general information about the payroll process and is not intended to provide tax or legal advice. Always consult your tax professional when preparing tax documents.

    22 comments

    Jo Ann5/29/2013

    100

    This is exactly what I needed. Thanks.

    Reply

    Tamara4/4/2013

    31

    How do I get the Disability Company rate? Is that the SUI rate?

    Reply

    Melody4/4/2013

    10

    Hi Tamara,

    SDI and SUI are actually not the same and that you may need to get the rate of your SDI in your State Agency. This article Verify and change your State Disability Insurance (SDI) rate will help you with this.

    Hope this helps. Thanks for your comment!

    Richard4/19/2013

    10

    Can I file my 941 quarterly report on line?

    I pay each month on line?

    Thanks

    Reply

    Violet6/3/2013

    20

    Hi Richard,

    You can e-file supported tax forms in QuickBooks as long as you are set up for E-file, E-pay. This article provides easy steps for E-Filing (Processing) a Tax Form in QuickBooks.

    I hope this helps and thank you for asking.

    Susan5/30/2013

    10

    I just downloaded Quickbooks 2013 updating from 2012 now my payroll will not update. The error message says that the server is currently busy. This action also locks me in a loop that I have to force Quickbooks to close via task manager.

    Reply

    Haleigh6/27/2013

    121

    Hi Susan,

    There are two articles related to the "server busy" error. First article you can try is Error: Server busy, this action cannot be completed, click switch to or retry. The second article is Message: Server is busy or QuickBooks cannot connect to the internet. I hope these help!

    Anita6/26/2013

    10

    FRUSTRATED~!! I have tried to download this payroll update SEVERAL times; it keeps telling me it can't download because the program is busy and I need to switch to something...?!! I have to invoke task manager and stop the Quickbooks -- because it locks it up :(

    Reply

    Haleigh7/18/2013

    117

    Hi Anita,

    I apologize for the issue you are experiencing. I have located an article that I think will help resolve your issue. Error: Server busy, this action cannot be completed, click switch to or retry

    . I hope this helps!

    Haleigh

    Barbara7/1/2013

    10

    My computer crashed. My files are saved on CD but My Quickbooks is gone and i can't open the files. How can I get my Quickbooks back?

    Reply

    Jo Ann7/1/2013

    10

    Hi Barbara,

    This article should help you get your QuickBooks back on your computer Download QuickBooks to reinstall.

    Hope this helps. Thanks for commenting.

    Kim2/15/2013

    Where can I find information about the FUTA Credit Reduction Act?

    Reply

    Susan2/22/2013

    20

    Hi Kim,

    I think this article will provide you additional information, 2012 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions. Thanks for your comment.

    Shelli3/5/2013

    I have used a leasing company in the past but I am now processing my own payroll. How do I find out my SUI rate?

    Reply

    Haleigh7/3/2013

    328

    Hi Linda,

    To verify your current State Unemploymet Rate you will need to contact your state. Then you can follow this article to verify it's correct in QuickBooks Change SUI rates. I hope this helps!

    Susan3/5/2013

    20

    Hi Shelli,

    Welcome to Intuit Payroll! To find out what your SUI rate is, contact your state by phone or on the web. They may have also sent you a notice by mail. Check out our Payroll Tax Compliance site to find phone numbers or web address for your state. Hope this helps, have a great day.

    Linda6/21/2013

    21

    Would like to know where to check SUI rate for state?

    Pam3/21/2013

    0

    Do i have to update my QuickBooks 2010 to the 2013?

    Reply

    Susan3/24/2013

    10

    Hi Pam

    Yes, Quickbooks 2010 will be discountinued on May 31, 2013, so you may upgrade your software anytime before that date. I found the article QuickBooks 2010 Discontinuation FAQ with information on how to upgrade your QuickBooks. I hope this helps. Thank you for posting this comment.

    Steve3/22/2013

    My letter from the state of PA says my pa SUI rate for 2013 is 0.028010 and the employee rate is 0.000700 how do i enter this into QuickBooks payroll?

    Reply

    Susan3/24/2013

    11

    Hi Steve,

    I believe the steps you are looking for are in the article Change SUI rates. This article also has some videos if you prefer watching the process. I think this will help. Thanks for your comment.

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