Intuit QuickBooks Payroll News & Updates
Information on the latest payroll update and current year payroll news.
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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.
- 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.
Summary of Past Payroll Updates
The Payroll News section includes federal, state, or payroll related news articles that could affect your payroll.
- Federal Payroll: Year-End Preparation and Planning for a New Tax Year
- 2014 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions
- How Will The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Impact Small Businesses?
- Understanding the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates
- Claiming and Reporting COBRA Credits after 2013
- Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates
- Social Security Administration W-2/W-3 Approval Letter
- QuickBooks Payroll: Additional Medicare Tax
- QuickBooks Payroll: Reporting Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage Cost on Form W-2
Changes in QuickBooks Tax Tracking Types
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.
State Unemployment 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