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Wanda Y
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Entering a set amount for federal and state withholding

Under the new 2020 W-4, I don't know how to make QB Online P/R withhold a fixed amount for federal and state income taxes--I don't want QB to automatically calculate the deduction.  Under the old system, I could get around this by setting the number of exemptions so high that nothing would be taken out via a calculation, then could enter a set amount under the "additional" amount to be withheld.  How do I get QB to withhold the fixed amount?

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Entering a set amount for federal and state withholding

Hello there, Wanda Y,


QuickBooks Online calculates the federal and state withholding based on the information entered on your employee's W-4. 


Here are the factors considered in calculating your Federal and State Income Tax (FIT and SIT) amount:

  • agency's wage and tax calculation table
  • employee's filing status, number of allowances, or extra withholding amount in the employee setup
  • pre-tax deduction items included on the paycheck
  • changes in pay frequency
  • creating a paycheck with wages that has lesser or larger amount than what the employee normally gets in a pay period

You can check out these articles for more information:

Should you need more assistance about your payroll taxes, please let me know.

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