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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 21604;  released January 21, 2016.

    What's Included in Payroll Update 21604?

    Tax Table Update

    • Important Reminder:  Additional Medicare Tax is still in effect for tax year 2016.  If you are using a QuickBooks 2013-2016 version, please refer to the Additional Details section below, and select your version of QuickBooks.
    • This tax table includes new withholding tables for: Missouri, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
    • This tax table includes other changes for: Arizona and Vermont.

    Forms Update

    • For Standard and Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes a federal form that was updated: Form W-2.
    • Note: In November, the federal government determined that there are four credit reduction states for 2015. A .015 (1.5%) reduction rate is listed for California, Ohio, and U.S. Virgin Islands, and a .021 (2.1%) 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 state forms that were updated for the following states: Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    E-File and Pay Update

    • For payroll subscribers E-File & Pay, this update includes updated e-filing options for the following: Arizona, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    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
    21601 12/17/2015
    21516 09/17/2015

    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

    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.

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