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My Simple IRA only allows $13,000 to be deducted every year. However I'm allowed to put in $16,500 as a catch up contribution. How do I achieve this in this in QB?

How do you add a Simple IRA catch up contribution that exceeds the maximum allowed in QuickBooks?
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QuickBooks Team

My Simple IRA only allows $13,000 to be deducted every year. However I'm allowed to put in $16,500 as a catch up contribution. How do I achieve this in this in QB?

You can create a new catch up deduction item for the Simple IRA, @indyoxifresh

 

In QuickBooks Online (QBO), the option to edit the IRA deduction item is unavailable. QBO follows IRS and each item has its maximum amount limit.

 

Here's how to add a new deduction item:

 

  1. In QuickBooks, navigate to the Payroll menu.
  2. Click Employees.
  3. Proceed to Step 5, and then select Add a new deduction. IRA3.JPG
  4. From the Deduction/contribution type drop-down, choose New deduction/contribution and Retirement Plans.
  5. Pick the desired Catch-up type from the drop-down list.
  6. Input the necessary details and then hit OK.

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To know more info about the retirement plan deductions and contributions in QBO, please head to this retirement plans link

 

Also, to have a view of your created company deductions, you may open the Payroll Deductions/Contributions report. Here's how:

 

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the Reports menu.
  2. Scroll down to the Payroll section and look for the Payroll Deductions/Contributions report. 

 

Feel free to come back here again if you have other concerns about retirement plans in QBO. I'm here if you need further assistance. Have a good one. 

Level 1

My Simple IRA only allows $13,000 to be deducted every year. However I'm allowed to put in $16,500 as a catch up contribution. How do I achieve this in this in QB?

How do I get to step 5?  You skipped over step 3 & 4?

QuickBooks Team

My Simple IRA only allows $13,000 to be deducted every year. However I'm allowed to put in $16,500 as a catch up contribution. How do I achieve this in this in QB?

I'm here to share the complete steps to add a new deduction item, Elojo.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Payroll menu.
  2. Select Employees.
  3. Locate the name of your employee, then click to open.
  4. On the Does [Name of the employee] have any deductions? (Examples: retirement, health care) section, click Add a new deduction.
  5. From the Deduction/contribution type drop-down menu, choose Retirement Plans.
  6. Choose the desired Catch-up type from the drop-down list.
  7. Input the necessary details and then click on OK.

 

For more information about the process, I suggest checking this article: Add or Edit a Deduction or Contribution.

 

Additionally, I encourage you to visit this article to help you track your business finances: Run Payroll Reports.

 

In case you have follow-up questions about running payroll, I suggest clicking the Reply button. This way, we'll be able to help you out.

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