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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

I am using QB Desktop Pro 2016 and I use manual payroll.  I have used manual payroll for 3 years now, but this is the first year that my PA State Unemployment rate has changed.  

QB will not allow me to edit the payroll tax item to change the company tax limit, nor can I change the employee tax rate from .07% to .06%.  I was only able to change my company tax rate amount, not the limit. Again, this is for PA state.  I tried making this item inactive and creating a new one, but QB gives error that payroll state item is already defined and can be  edited.    

I do not have an option under employee to update tax table (assume because using manual payroll).  

Is it possible to update the tax rate, again I am using MANUAL payroll, or am I now to a point where I have to use qb payroll services?

I have scanned thru hundreds of topics on updating state uc rate, but none seem to be for manual payroll users.

I appreciate any assistance.

Thanks

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Best answer February 12, 2019

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

For many taxes you can't change the rates (social security, medicare, and so on.)

It doesn't matter anyway as with manual payroll the rates aren't used for anything.

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Anonymous
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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

For many taxes you can't change the rates (social security, medicare, and so on.)

It doesn't matter anyway as with manual payroll the rates aren't used for anything.

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

Thank you for responding.

I just found another thread (finally) that explained that.  

Correct, I realize now that since I am using manual payroll, the qb payroll item is not actually being used anyhow.  I had been supplying that amount on the paystub.

 

 

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

Hello, Secretariate.

It's nice to see you here in the Community.


Good to hear that everything is working fine on your end. I appreciate the details you've provided.

 

You may find this article helpful: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Help-Articles/How-QuickBooks-calculates-payroll-taxes/m-p/23....

 

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

@Secretariate

"I have used manual payroll for 3 years now, but this is the first year that my PA State Unemployment rate has changed.  "

 

@RoseMarjorieA

"You may find this article helpful:"  [Article is titled "Set up payroll without a subscription" covering how to set up manual payroll, which is not the question.]

 

Rose, this is not helpful.

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

i would like to know if i have entered mine correctly.  The rate is 01.6% for our Texas County.  I put 1.6 in quickbooks.  Is this correct??  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Debra

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

Hi there, @dadams.

 

I want to ensure that you entered the correct tax rate in QuickBooks. 

 

You can browse our Texas Payroll Tax Compliance page to ensure that you entered the correct tax rate in QuickBooks. It also provides details about your tax forms, unemployment tax, E-file and Pay, and Employer registration.

 

Also, I'm adding this article to know how QuickBooks calculates and knows the tax amounts on an employee's check: How QuickBooks calculates payroll taxes.

 

Stay in touch if you have any other questions. I'll be happy to help. Keep safe always.

 

 

 

 

 

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

Thanks for the information, Joesem M.  My problem is that I'm not sure where to put the decimal when I input the rate in quickbooks.  Our rate that we received from Texas is 01.6%.  I dropped the 0 and entered it as 1.6%.  I wish there was somewhere that explains and tell you how to change from what they have so we can input it in Quickbooks.

 

Also,  since we didn't receive the rate until March, do i need to go back and fix the paychecks for January, February and March?  When I went to the website to input the payroll information and pay the tax, I paid the amount of their figures (Texas Workforce); however, my information that I printed from Quickbooks does not match what I paid.  Don't I need to fix it?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Stay safe.

 

Debra Adams

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Changing Unemployment tax rate for manual payroll

You've entered your TX - Unemployment correctly, dadams. Dropping the zero and update it using the whole numbers (1.6%) is right.

 

I'm here to guide you when and how to fix your SUI taxes in QuickBooks. This way, you'll be able to have an accurate date in your account and pay the right liability amount to your state (TX).

 

The State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) rates change periodically. Once your state agency notifies you for the SUI rate change, you'll need to consider when is its effective date.

 

If the new rate will take effect for the 2nd quarter of 2020, it'll start in April 2020. If you've already run your payroll between April 1 to April 8, 2020, you'll have to make an adjustment to correct your employee's paychecks.

 

If the new rate should take effect starting January of 2020, you'll need to make necessary adjustments to your employee's paychecks from January to March 2020. 

 

Before performing the adjustment process, you need to make sure your SUI tax rate is updated with the current one.  

 

Once ready, kindly visit this article for the step-by-step guide on how to enter the SUI tax adjustment to correct employee's paychecks: Entering wage base and tax adjustment to correct employee's quarter (qtd) or year to date (ytd) tota....

 

Please let me know if you have other concerns. I'm just around to help.

 

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