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Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

 
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QuickBooks Team

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Hi suhays1937,

Welcome to the QuickBooks Community!

Yes, here's how you can enter an additional amount for the Federal Income Tax:

  1. On the left panel, click Employees.
  2. Click the employee's name and click the pencil icon next to Pay.
  3. Click the pencil icon under "What are employee's withholdings?".
  4. In the W-4 box, enter the amount under "Additional amount, if any, you want withheld from each paycheck".

Please let me know if you have additional questions. Thanks.

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QuickBooks Team

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Hi suhays1937,

Welcome to the QuickBooks Community!

Yes, here's how you can enter an additional amount for the Federal Income Tax:

  1. On the left panel, click Employees.
  2. Click the employee's name and click the pencil icon next to Pay.
  3. Click the pencil icon under "What are employee's withholdings?".
  4. In the W-4 box, enter the amount under "Additional amount, if any, you want withheld from each paycheck".

Please let me know if you have additional questions. Thanks.

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Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Thank You!
QuickBooks Team

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Your welcome @suhays1937! Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.
Level 1

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

 
Level 1

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Is it only federal income tax that an employee can have withheld as an additional amount and not state?  

QuickBooks Team

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Thanks for taking the time to reach out to the QuickBooks Community, 6443.

 

I'm here to help provide some insights about the employee's payroll taxes.

 

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is set up to add both Federal and State additional amount that withheld on the employee's paycheck. 

 

 Here's how to enter the state withholding additional amount:

  1. In the left tab, select Workers.
  2. Choose Employees.
  3. Double-click your employee's name.
  4. Click Pay pencil-icon.
  5. Select What are Texas's withholdings? pencil-icon.
  6. Scroll-down to state taxes.
  7. Enter the amount on the Additional amount tab. Capture.PNG
  8. Click Done

Once done, you can review the employee's paycheck to ensure the state withholding an additional amount calculated accurately.

 

For additional reference, you can check this article: Change employee details.

 

That should do it! Fill me in if you have additional questions about the payroll taxes. I'll be around to help. Wishing you and your business continued success.

Level 1

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

WHAT IF  THE WITHHOLDING AMOUNT IS TO BE 10% OF GROSS PAY, HOW DO YOU ADD AND TRACK IT SO IT SHOWS ON THE 941 FORM?

QuickBooks Team

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Hello @JESS64,

 

In QuickBooks, the calculation of your withholding taxes is based on the IRS' Publication 15 Percentage Method. I can provide more details about this.

 

Withholding taxes are calculated based on your employee's gross pay, pay period, and their number of allowances.

 

I've attached here an article that you may read for more information: Publication 15 Circular E.

 

Don't hesitate to let me know if you have any other concerns. I'll be around to help.

Level 1

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

We have an employee who wants 10% withheld. 

Level 1

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Or how can I track it to end up on my 941 Form, I have it entered so when I do payroll but it does not show up on my report as withholding.  I can add it manually. . . . it shows up in my reports. 

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Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Thanks for chiming in this conversation, JESS64.

 

I can add some insight about the employee's federal withholding taxes.

 

At Intuit, we do our best to be compliant by the IRS and your state agency. QuickBooks Online correctly calculates taxes according to the IRS tax table. This is to make sure we can avoid any penalties due to a variety of errors and omissions related to withholding.

 

While we are unable to use a fix percentage for federal withholding, you can override the tax amount on the employee's paycheck. Keep in mind that this tax will still be reported on the 941 form even if this was changed. Here's how:

  1. Choose Workers on the left pane.
  2. Select Employees at the top.
  3. Click Run payroll.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Add the needed details.
  6. Select the Edit icon.
  7. Under Employee taxes, update the Federal Income Tax.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Continue creating the paycheck.

This article will give you information about federal and state taxes: Payroll 101.

 

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That should answer your concern. If you have follow-up questions about QuickBooks Online Payroll, please let me know. I'm always happy to help. Have a good day!

Level 1

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Hi,

I have been deducting extra federal and state tax from my personal paycheck as an owner by adjusting it on the bottom part of payroll. Is there a problem with this ? I never thought about this until recently when a message popped up 

Level 1

Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Hi,

I have been deducting extra federal and state withholding from my personal paycheck as an owner by adjusting it as I create my payroll check. I never thought anything about it until a message popped up recently. Everything seems to have balanced in the past. Any problems with this?

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Can I deduct extra federal income tax from a paycheck?

Thanks for joining our forum today, @CM50,

 

I want to help you out with this, but I need to know what specific error are you getting? Any information or screenshots you can share will greatly help.

 

In the meantime, if this just came up, and you don't get it before, try doing some browser troubleshooting first. This is to check if this issue is caused by the large data in the cache.

 

The cache stores your data and it stacks up overtime. This is because it will constantly overwrite itself without deleting the old stuff, causing QuickBooks to function poorly.

 

First, open your account in a private window. This will not save any history making it a good place to identify browser problems.

 

To open a private browser, use these keyboard shortcuts to lauch private browsing:

  • Google Chrome: press Ctrl Shift N  
  • Mozilla Firefox: press Ctrl Shift P
  • Safari: press Command Shift N

 

Secondly, you can clear the browser's cache. This will help delete the history of the browser, so you can start in a clean slate. 

 

Let me know how it goes, as I want to make sure this is fixed. I'll be right here if you need further help. Enjoy the rest of the day!

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