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Employee payroll tax exemptions

SOLVEDby QuickBooks20Updated September 13, 2023

Some employees may be exempt from certain payroll taxes. When exempt from a tax, an employee is not required to contribute to that specific tax.

In QuickBooks Payroll, you can set up each employee as exempt from Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), or Federal Income Tax. Consult with a tax professional or financial advisor if you are not sure if an employee should be exempt from certain taxes.

Viewing or changing employee tax exemptions

QuickBooks Payroll

  1. Go to Payroll, then select Employees (Take me there).
  2. Select your employee. 
  3. Under Edit employee details, select the pencil icon under the question What are (employee's name) tax withholdings?

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  4. Scroll down until you reach the Tax exemptions section and select the dropdown arrow.

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  5. Select the taxes the employees are exempt from, then select Done.


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