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Disable Social Security and Medicare tax on Employee's paycheck?

Hi,

 

My company hire an F-1 OPT student and they do not need to pay FICA tax (Social Security and Medicare). So I would like to stop the deduction this tax out of their paycheck. How can I do that? Thank you

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Best answer January 15, 2019

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Disable Social Security and Medicare tax on Employee's paycheck?

Hello, tuangSimpli.

 

Welcome to the Community. I'd be happy to show you how to stop this tax from deducting from your employee's paycheck.

 

There are just a few steps to remove this deduction. Here's how:

 

1. Click the Workers tab in the left navigation bar.

2. Make sure Employees is selected at the top of the page, and then choose the employee from the list.

3. This will open the employee profile. Click the small pencil icon beside of Pay.

4. You'll see numbers 1-5 on the left of the page. Number 4 is the section for deductions. Locate the FICA tax and click the trash can icon to the right.

5. You'll be asked if you want to delete the deduction. Click Yes to continue.

 

This article offers additional details on adding, editing, and deleting payroll deductions: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1771033-add-edit-and-delete-a-payroll-deduction-item.

 

I wish you and your business continued success. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

 

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Disable Social Security and Medicare tax on Employee's paycheck?

Hello, tuangSimpli.

 

Welcome to the Community. I'd be happy to show you how to stop this tax from deducting from your employee's paycheck.

 

There are just a few steps to remove this deduction. Here's how:

 

1. Click the Workers tab in the left navigation bar.

2. Make sure Employees is selected at the top of the page, and then choose the employee from the list.

3. This will open the employee profile. Click the small pencil icon beside of Pay.

4. You'll see numbers 1-5 on the left of the page. Number 4 is the section for deductions. Locate the FICA tax and click the trash can icon to the right.

5. You'll be asked if you want to delete the deduction. Click Yes to continue.

 

This article offers additional details on adding, editing, and deleting payroll deductions: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1771033-add-edit-and-delete-a-payroll-deduction-item.

 

I wish you and your business continued success. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

 

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Disable Social Security and Medicare tax on Employee's paycheck?

Do you know how to do this retroactively? 

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Disable Social Security and Medicare tax on Employee's paycheck?

Do you know how to do this retroactively?  

 

I have the same situation but was told after paying taxes.  I therefore created a paycheck to pay the employee back.  Now however my 941 is incorrect.....

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Disable Social Security and Medicare tax on Employee's paycheck?

Hi, annapabboud.

 

Let me route you to the best support available with correcting your paycheck. I'd suggest getting in touch with our Payroll Support. Agents have the necessary tools to look into your account and have this thoroughly checked. 

 

Here's how to contact us:

 

  1. Click the (?) Help menu at the top right section of your QBO Dashboard.
  2. Tap the Contact us button.

To ensure your concern is address on time, check this out: Support hours and types 

 

I've added these articles on how QuickBooks populates the boxes and how pay types impact your payroll forms:

 

Please let me know if you have follow-up questions and I'll be sure to get back to you.

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