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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 Desktop payroll subscription and a supported version of QuickBooks Desktop.


    What is a Payroll Update?

    QuickBooks Desktop Payroll provides payroll updates to QuickBooks Desktop 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 Desktop payroll updates.

    The latest Payroll Update is 21616, released September 15, 2016.

    What's Included in Payroll Update 21616?

    Tax Table Update

    • Important Reminder:  Additional Medicare Tax is still in effect for tax year 2016.  If you are using a QuickBooks Desktop 2014-2016 version, please refer to the Additional Details section below, and select your version of QuickBooks Desktop.
    • This tax table includes new withholding tables for: Idaho.
    • This tax table includes other changes for: Kentucky.
    • An action is required for the following state: Kentucky.

    Forms Update

    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes a state form that was added for the following state: Michigan.
    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes state forms that were updated for the following states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Lousianna, Missouri, Montana, and Ohio.
    • For Enhanced payroll subscribers, this Payroll Update includes a state form that was removed for the following state: Michigan.

    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
    21612 06/16/2016
    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 Desktop 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 Desktop 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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