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Deduction for retirement plan

Oregon now has a retirement plan called OregonSaves.  We would like to start deducting for this plan for employees who have chosen it in 2019.  I don't see a deduction in QuickBooks payroll for this yet?

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Deduction for retirement plan

Hello Annie3,


I'm here to help you set up OregonSaves in QuickBooks Desktop.


You can create a miscellaneous payroll item for this.


Here's how:

  1. Go to List, then choose Payroll Item List.
  2. Click drop-down arrow beside Payroll Item, then select New.
  3. Select EZ Setup, then Next.
  4. Follow the setup wizard prompts, which are a series of questions based on the item type.
  5. Select Finish.

You can assign this item to the employee’s profile. Please follow the steps I've laid out below:

  1. Go to the Employee Center.
  2. Double-click the employee’s name.
  3. Click Payroll Info.
  4. Add the item under Additions, Deductions and Company Contributions.
  5. Click OK.

Please refer to the screenshot below.


For more details, please check this article: Set up OregonSaves (OR Mandated Retirement Plan).


Reach out to me if you have further questions about QuickBooks Payroll. I'm here to help! Have a good one.

Level 1

Deduction for retirement plan

Is this a mandatory retirement plan just for the State of Oregon or for all the US States?

QuickBooks Team

Deduction for retirement plan

Greetings, maricarmen72.


It's a pleasure to have you join us here in the Community. I'm by no means an accounting professional, but I do have some insight and resources to provide that can help get you on the right track.


While I'm unable to confirm whether this is mandatory for just Oregon or all states, I would highly recommend consulting your state agency. They should be able to verify whether your business needs to set this up or not. For more information, you can check out our article: Oregon Payroll Tax Compliance


Keep me posted and let me know if there's anything else I can do to help you succeed with QuickBooks. Thanks for reaching out, cheers to a safe and productive day.

Level 3

Deduction for retirement plan

OregonSaves is specifically for employers in Oregon with employees working in Oregon.  Their website is  They're doing a staggered roll-out, based on number of employees.  Right now, they're in the "10 employees" range, next May they'll do "1-10 employees".  If you have an active BIN, you'll get an email and a postcard in the mail about it when we get to your window. 


If you don't currently have an employer-sponsored retirement plan, you are REQUIRED to participate in OregonSaves.  You may be penalized if you don't.

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