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Add Employer taxes to Pay Stubs

 Hello All, 

How do I add the employer portion of payroll taxes and contributions as well as employee portions to the employee's pay stub?


QuickBooks Team

Add Employer taxes to Pay Stubs

Thank you for posting here in the Community, @Cap-Capt.


It's my pleasure to help you, however, I'd like to ask additional details to be able to give the right amount of information.

  • What version of QuickBooks are using?
  • What specific area in QuickBooks are you working? Are you trying to create prior payroll?

Additional details would be much appreciated. Feel free to drop them by adding a comment below. Have a great day ahead!

Level 2

Add Employer taxes to Pay Stubs

 Thank you Angelyn,

It is quick books contractor premiere 2017, Working in the Payroll Center.

In the 5 years that I've used QB for payroll, the employee pay stubs have never shown the company taxes and contributions portion, which is frustrating because  the kinds of things that I'm required to track as a contractor look like: 

2/22/201803/31/2018**  38.280 9.670   11.5600.4700.250      

There are also company paid taxes such as FUTA, that also need to be tracked, and this information needs to be readily available to my employees. The easiest way to disseminate this information is on the pay stub that is already going to my employees. 
There is a scan of an actual pay stub attached, showing only the employee taxes taken from the gross, not the taxes the company paid over and above the employee rate. 

This is probably an easy fix, where there just needs to be a tic mark in a box, but that information is not easily found! 

Thanks for  your help! 


QuickBooks Team

Add Employer taxes to Pay Stubs

Thank you for the additional information details, @Cap-Capt.


Allow me to share information about the employer portion of taxes and contributions in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).


Pay stub is given to the employee which shows the amount of money the employee earned and the amount that was removed for taxes, insurance costs, and others. 


When creating paychecks to your employee, the company/employer contributions will reflect/show on the Preview Paycheck page. However, it won't reflect to the employee's pay stub because those contributions belongs to the employer/company side.


If you wish to check the company contributions you may run the payroll detail report in QBDT. To run the report, go to Reports at the top menu bar, select Employees & Payroll, and click on Payroll Detail Review.


Let me know if you have any other concerns by adding a comment below, It's my pleasure to help!

Level 2

Add Employer taxes to Pay Stubs

Well now, that's just sad. Even 30 years ago, when I had to do payroll by hand, the check stubs had an area for employer taxes and contributions.  Maybe that is a feature QBDT  could add in an update? 

The payroll detail review just won't work for my needs, but thanks for the suggestion! 


Add Employer taxes to Pay Stubs

Hello there, Cap-Capt.


At this time, there isn't an option to show employer taxes and contributions to the pay stub. We would appreciate if you can send this idea straight to our product engineers. Your feedback will help us determine the features that needs to be improve. Let me also do my part in sending a request to our Developers so this will be taken care of.


Here's how to send your feedback:

  1. Click Help at the top menu.
  2. Click Send Feedback Online.
  3. Choose Product Suggestion.
  4. Enter your feature request.
  5. Click Send Feedback.

You may also want to check the new available features of QuickBooks Desktop from time to time.


Here's how:

  1. Go to the Help menu.
  2. Click New Features.
  3. Click What's New.

I've added a screenshot below for a better view.


I'm also looking forward to see this feature soon. Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. I'm always here to help.

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