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Changing Worker's Comp Rates

I have QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2017.  I am trying to change our Worker's Comp Code rate.  I have gone into the Workers Comp List.  I have opened each one and actually made the change.  It doesn't save.  I have the rates in the wrong format and the Worker's Comp amount is drastically off.  What can I do to change it?


Changing Worker's Comp Rates

Hi there, TMVIGIL,


Let me help share information in changing Workers Compensation rate in QuickBooks Desktop.


When you've received your new rates from your insurance company, you can enter that into QuickBooks and tell the system when to start using the new rates.


Here's what you'll need to do:

  1. Go to Employees from the top menu.
  2. Choose Workers Compensation, then click Workers Comp List.
  3. Choose Workers Comp Code.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. In the New rate for this code field, enter the code's new rate.
  6. In the Start using rate on field, enter the date you want QuickBooks to start using the new rate.

For more detailed steps, here's a great reource that you can check on: About Workers' Compensation in QuickBooks Desktop.


That should do it! If you need further assistance with the steps, I'd recommend contacting our Customer Care support. They have the necessary tools like screen sharing to walk you through. 


To contact us, here's how:

  1. Click Help, then choose QuickBooks Help.
  2. Click on Contact us link at the bottom.

Please feel free to reach back out if you have further questions in updating Workers Compensation rates, I'm always here to help. Have a great day!

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Changing Worker's Comp Rates

I did this back in October when our rates changed and now workers comp is not accruing anymore and it is no longer listed in the employers liabilities on the lower left had side of the paycheck details.  

Anyone else had this issue?

QuickBooks Team

Changing Worker's Comp Rates

Hello there, sabra.


I'll be glad to share details about Workers Comp.


Let us make sure that we have the latest payroll tax table. You can update it so we can avoid any issues with your payroll. Also, when you change or update anything that affects your Worker's Comp, it'll only affect your future paychecks. All previous payroll won't be corrected. With this, I suggest contacting our Workers' Compensation Team to make corrections. Please visit this article about WCPS: Workers Comp Payment Service for QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. In that article, you'll see that phone number that you can call to get assistance with this.


I've also added this link if you're using the manual Workers' Compensation in QuickBooks Desktop.


Keep in posting if you have other payroll concerns. Have a great day and stay safe!

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