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Payroll taxes not right

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QuickBooks Team

Payroll taxes not right

Hi @cprminion,


QuickBooks calculate payroll tax base on the following:


  • Filing status.
  • Number of dependents.
  • Extra withholding.
  • Other income and deductions.

Let's start by checking your employees' W-4 setup. Here's how:


  1. Go to Workers, then Employees.
  2. Select the employee in question, then Edit employee.
  3. Click the pencil icon in the Pay section. Then, click the pencil icon for the W-4 section.
  4. Verify the information for Federal filing status, Dependents, Other income, Deductions, and Extra withholding.
  5. Hit Done.

Once verified, you can delete and recreate the paycheck to correct your taxes. If you're using direct deposit, please contact our Payroll Support so they can assist you in creating a payroll adjustment. You can use this link to reach out: Contact the QuickBooks Online Customer Support team.


Feel free to also check our page about employees and payroll taxes for your reference.


Don't hesitate to reach to me anytime if you have other payroll concerns. I'd be glad to assist you some more. Thanks for posting and have a good day.

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