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payroll taxes

QuickBooks did not deduct payroll taxes from an employee's payroll check that has already been issued and cashed.  How do  I correct this?

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QuickBooks Team

Re: payroll taxes

Hello there, hcraftsman.


There are several reasons why taxes are not calculating. Here are the following:

  • Annualized salary exceeds the salary limit.
  • The gross wage of the employees are too low.

That being said, you can pull up a Payroll Summary report first and then correct the paycheck. Let me walk you through the steps:

  1. Click Reports, and then Employees & Payroll.
  2. Click Payroll Summary. Change the Dates drop-down to This Calendar Year.
  3. Double-click the employee's [Medicare Employee] total amount. Multiply the Total Wage Base by the rate. This way, you can identify if there's a need to create an adjustment.

Next, create an employee adjustment if needed. The detailed steps are found in this article: Adjust payroll liabilities.


If no adjustment has been made, you can delete and re-create the paycheck.


Feel free to read this article for more information: QuickBooks Desktop calculates wages and/or payroll taxes incorrectly.


I'll be around if you have further concerns, don't hesitate to reach out.