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CareyLeigh83
Level 3

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

I would personally like to know how we are supposed to be setting up this Emergency Paid Leave. The one that is supposed to be untaxed, in every way, and not even be considered a wage (so, in my mind, should not even be considered a Worker's Comp Wage).

I swore that I read somewhere, that QuickBooks (or maybe it was just all payroll systems) were going to be staying updated on this situation. So, I would really expect that QuickBooks would have implemented a specific, pre-set option for this. But, I looked. I don’t even have an option for Emergeny Leave, regular FMLA… nothing.

What do we do? We already have employees that I need to run for this. I would really hope that QB has been staying on top of all of this, but I have seen no emails or updated to this effect. I have to run a payroll today, and I feel like we are all in dark, with no answers out there.

I understand that we are all in a state of "unsure" right now, but it would be really nice if there was a "for now" plan by someone who specializes in payroll.

Thank you!

16 Comments 16
Nick_M
QuickBooks Team

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Good afternoon, Careyleigh83.


We are closely monitoring this pandemic and understand that it has had a great impact on your business. At this time, we're researching the best possible way to implement this sudden and unexpected change. When we have more information, I will update you here.


If you need help with anything else, you can reach out here.

kchoi411
Level 2

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

I have the same question, I was on Chat with a rep yesterday, and they said they were supposed to get updated today on moving forward.  I haven't heard or seen anything.

kchoi411
Level 2

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

I was wondering the same thing.  I was on Chat with a rep yesterday 3/24 and he stated that they were going to get updated on 3/25 regarding how we should move forward.  I haven't seen anything yet

uufortwayne
Level 1

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

I need to know this too. Our church board has agreed to pay the staff through the end of April and I am running payroll - like right now. :(

MaulikH
QuickBooks Team

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Hi there,Kchoi411.

With this ongoing situation, we're doing everything possible to help business owners like yourself. You can use our QuickBooks Blog to stay tuned for any updates. We'll be ensuring all of our customers be briefed on any changes we plan to implement for this difficult time.

CareyLeigh83
Level 3

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Thank you for getting right back with us on this! That is great news, and I completely understand that this was a sudden change.

However, unless there is a date that this update is going to happen, and you can give me that... would you maybe have a suggestion on how we should run those hours until the update comes out?

Or, maybe you can advise as to what the confirmed rules are, as far as, are we supposed to pay FICA, Medicare, and account for Worker's Comp DURING the payroll process? Or is there going to be an alternate situation that is more like, companies are to pay everything as usual, and companies are going to be reimbursed at some point? Honestly, if I just had those answers, that I could help myself... and possibly so many others. 

 

CareyLeigh83
Level 3

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Thank you for getting right back with us on this! That is great news, and I completely understand that this was a sudden change.

However, unless there is a date that this update is going to happen, and you can give me that... would you maybe have a suggestion on how we should run those hours until the update comes out?

Or, maybe you can advise as to what the confirmed rules are, as far as, are we supposed to pay FICA, Medicare, and account for Worker's Comp DURING the payroll process? Or is there going to be an alternate situation that is more like, companies are to pay everything as usual, and companies are going to be reimbursed at some point? Honestly, if I just had those answers, that I could help myself... and possibly so many others. 

 

CareyLeigh83
Level 3

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Good Morning, Friends!

   So, I acutally received some pretty good direction this morning, on another post I had. I just watned to share it with you, in hopes that it may help you. I am still chatting with her to confirm the Workers Comp implications and such. I also sent her some screenshots asking her to confirm if my set up looked correct.

So once I hear back from her, I will share all info with you :-) 

Here is what she advised:

 

Hi there, @DebbieGrandee and @CareyLeigh83.

 

I'm here to help set up the payroll items in QuickBooks. We'll have to create specific items for your concerns, so you can pay the employees.


For @DebbieGrandee, let's enter an hourly item for the affected workers. Then, manually calculate the hourly rate based on the salary amount.


When setting it up, you do not specify the pay rate. All you have to is to add the item to the paycheck.


Once you’re ready, let’s go to the Payroll Item List page to set up the wage item. Here’s how:

 

Go to the Lists menu at the top to choose the Payroll Item List. This will open the complete list of pay types added in QuickBooks. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select the Payroll Item drop-down. Then, choose New to mark the radio button for Custom Setup and then tap Next. On the Payroll item type window, select Wage and hit Next to continue. Mark the button for Hourly Wages, then press the Next menu to choose Regular Pay. Key in a term that will identify payroll item in the Enter name for hourly item field. Click Next and Finish.

When running payroll, choose the newly added wage item to the paycheck and then input the amount in the Rate field.

 

Let me share this guide about Setting up an hourly wage payroll item in QuickBooks Desktop.


@CareyLeigh83. I also want to make sure your employees will receive their pay. Let's create an Addition item and then choose a Tax Tracking type that’s will not affect the taxes.


I suggest contacting a tax adviser or an accountant for a recommendation on which one to use. This way, your payroll records are correct.

 

Go to the Lists menu at the top to choose the Payroll Item List. This will open the complete list of pay types added in QuickBooks. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select the Payroll Item drop-down. Select New to mark the radio button for Custom Setup and then tap Next. On the Payroll item type window, mark the radio button for Addition and hit click Next to continue. Input a term in the Enter name for the hourly item field and click Next. On the Tax tracking type window, click the drop-down and select the correct category and then press Next. Follow the remaining onscreen instructions to complete the process.

Let me know if you have any clarifications or other concerns. I'm always ready to answer them for you. Have a good one.

CareyLeigh83
Level 3

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS for EMERGENCY PAID LEAVE (POSTER)

Hi everyone! This poster just came out via the US Dept of Labor. 

Please take note that they decided to start the benefits, starting on April 1st, instead of January 1st. Not sure why, since we all have people who at home sick... right now. But it may change how you run this weeks payroll, at least.

 

Please see the attached file for the Poster.

If anyone wants to reach out to me directly for any reason, you can reach me here:

Email: Carey at behstbuilders.com 

Text/Call: [removed]

 

I will continute you post any good info I come into. :-)

wmarchand
Level 1

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

I don't believe this take effect until April 1st.  Refer to the DOL.gov website for guidance.  See the poster below for a quick overview.  

 

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf

Marti A
Level 1

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Is the deadline to pay April 2, 2020 or is that the date it takes effect?  and when do we have to pay the sick leave and how do we record it on payroll?

Nick_M
QuickBooks Team

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Hi Marti A.

 

We're working hard to provide you and your peers with as much information regarding the national pandemic as possible. The provisions of the Families First Coronavirus response act will take effect on April 1st. Soon we will be releasing an update on how to record the sick pay on payroll.

 

In the meantime, here are the pages where you can find the most up-to-date information.

 

1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

 

2. QuickBooks business resource and tax center.

 

If you need help with anything else, don't worry, I'm only a few clicks away. 

KGfugate
Level 1

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Thanks for your timely responses.  I have a client who uses Intuit Online Payroll.  Do you know if this platform will be receiving an update to this effect as well?

Steve_C
QuickBooks Team

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Hey KGfugate. As my colleague @Nick_M mentioned, Intuit is currently working on the updates to accommodate for the changes. These updates will be for all the Intuit Payroll products including Intuit Online Payroll.

 

I encourage you to look into the links that Nick provided above so you can stay in the loop on this matter and make the most of these challenging times.

 

Let me know if there are any more questions or concerns you may have I'd be glad to answer them. 

KGfugate
Level 1

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

Fantastic news!  Thanks for the prompt reply.  

Steve_C
QuickBooks Team

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Leave

No problem KGfugate. I do truly appreciate everyone's patience in this stressful time. Keep an eye on those links posted above to look for any updates.

 

Also, be sure to let me know if there's anything else I could try to do for you any questions or concerns, I'm here to help. 

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