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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 21509;  released May 14, 2015.

    What's Included in Payroll Update 21509?

    Tax Table Update

    • Important Reminder:  Additional Medicare Tax is still in effect for tax year 2015.  If you are using a QuickBooks 2012-2014 version, please refer to the Additional Details section below, and select your version of QuickBooks.
      • This tax table includes new withholding tables for: New York.
      • This tax table includes other changes for: Georgia and Michigan.
      • An action is required for the following states: Michigan and New York.

    Forms Update

    • For Standard and Enhanced payroll subscribers this Payroll Update contains federal forms that were updated: Form 941 & Form 941 for Reporting Agents.
    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes state forms that were updated for the following states: California, Georgia, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia.

    E-File and Pay Update

    There are no e-File & Pay changes in this Payroll Update. 

    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
    21508 03/19/2015
    21506 02/19/2015
    21504 01/15/2015
    21501 12/11/2014

    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.

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