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Set up year-to-date amounts in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

by Intuit Updated 9 months ago

For QuickBooks to calculate tax and other amounts during a payroll run, QuickBooks needs to have the amounts you already paid to employees before you started using QuickBooks Payroll, for this calendar year to date.

the following is needed to enter year-to-date amounts:

  • The amount each employee earned (including former employees paid this year).
  • How much was deducted from each employee’s earnings, and for what purpose (income tax, EI, CPP, and so on). You must also include how much tax your company paid as a result of the employee’s earnings (such as the employer’s portion of EI).
  • Vacation pay accrued by each employee (in total, not just this year.
  • Amounts you have remitted so far this year for payroll liabilities.

To enter year-to-date amounts:

  1. To open the Payroll Centre, go to the Employees menu and select Payroll Centre.
  2. On the Pay Employees tab, select the Set Up YTD Amounts icon under Other Activities.
  3. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

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