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    Intuit QuickBooks Payroll News & Updates

    Article ID: 2000204


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


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


    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 21506.

    What's Included in Payroll Update 21506?

    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 withholding tables for: District of Columbia and Missouri.

    Forms Update

    • For Enhanced Payroll for Accountants payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes federal forms that were updated: Form 940 for Reporting Agents.
    • For Standard and Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes federal forms that were updated: Form 940, Form W-2, and Form W-3.
    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes state forms that were updated for the following states: Arizona, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Virginia.

    E-File and Pay Update

    • For payroll subscribers E-File & Pay, this update includes updated e-filing options for the following: Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oregon, and Vermont.

    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
    21504 01/15/2015
    21501 12/11/2014
    21417 10/31/2014
    21413 07/17/2014

    Payroll News

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

    District of Columbia

    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 2015

    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.




    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?




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



    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!



    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.


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




    Hi Kim,

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



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




    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.


    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?




    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.


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




    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!


    Can I file my 941 quarterly report on line?

    I pay each month on line?





    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.

    Jo Ann5/29/2013

    This is exactly what I needed. Thanks.



    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.




    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!


    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 :(




    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!



    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?


    Jo Ann7/1/2013


    Hi Barbara,

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

    Hope this helps. Thanks for commenting.

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