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How do I get CSST to calculate for Quebec payroll?

CSST is worksmen comp in Quebec.  It must be remitted at the same time as the deductions at source.

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For users of Quickbooks online Canada -  located in Quebe...

For users of Quickbooks online Canada -  located in Quebec.

QBO does not support the calculation of the CNSST - 

I was given wrong information from QBO tech support - for a procedure to have QBO calculate the CNSST - however their solution caused me problems with my year end Releve 1 - documents -  in the sense that the CNSST amount was showing up on Box J -  (which is only for collective group insurance). 

After much delay and frustration with QBO tech support -  I have to produce my 2016 releve 1 manually to adjust for the error on Box J.

Do not use QBO to calculate the CNSST -  It does not show up in the monthly remittance forms -    The safest way is to manually calculate the CNSST - and set up the liability - via a journal entry - or manually track it and then expense the payment - 

For the payment of the deductions at source -   you can produce the QBO report -  and then add in the CNSST amount -   you have to be a little creative how to show the payment in QBO -  (all depending on your skill level)

For 2017 QBO tech support tells me they can adjust the pays that I have processed till now (feb 2017) - and remove the CNSST contributions made by the employer -   in the hopes that my 2017 year end releve 1 papers will be correct -   Let's hope so.

Hope this helps others in la belle province.

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Level 1

For users of Quickbooks online Canada -  located in Quebe...

For users of Quickbooks online Canada -  located in Quebec.

QBO does not support the calculation of the CNSST - 

I was given wrong information from QBO tech support - for a procedure to have QBO calculate the CNSST - however their solution caused me problems with my year end Releve 1 - documents -  in the sense that the CNSST amount was showing up on Box J -  (which is only for collective group insurance). 

After much delay and frustration with QBO tech support -  I have to produce my 2016 releve 1 manually to adjust for the error on Box J.

Do not use QBO to calculate the CNSST -  It does not show up in the monthly remittance forms -    The safest way is to manually calculate the CNSST - and set up the liability - via a journal entry - or manually track it and then expense the payment - 

For the payment of the deductions at source -   you can produce the QBO report -  and then add in the CNSST amount -   you have to be a little creative how to show the payment in QBO -  (all depending on your skill level)

For 2017 QBO tech support tells me they can adjust the pays that I have processed till now (feb 2017) - and remove the CNSST contributions made by the employer -   in the hopes that my 2017 year end releve 1 papers will be correct -   Let's hope so.

Hope this helps others in la belle province.

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Hey Jimmy I had the same problem, I produce my RL1 manual...

Hey Jimmy I had the same problem, I produce my RL1 manually. But it also have an impact on the T4... the Employee Income deduct the CNESST (that was configured as a Health insurance Liability....)
Level 1

Il faudrait donc que je procède à part pour calcule la CN...

Il faudrait donc que je procède à part pour calcule la CNESST et l'inscrire en dépenses séparément ?
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Re: How do I get CSST to calculate for Quebec payroll?

I have found a way to calculate CSST by creating a Product/Service. In the Product and Service, you enter your rate.  I produce a CSST remittance each month, I then create an expense report, enter the dollars values (salary) and can easily track how much I owe.  Works for me.