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This is my 5th week doing payroll in quickbooks.  After I enter the total hours worked the gross is the same as the net.  No taxes are being deducted.

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Re: Payroll

Likely this means you don't have a current tax table for this year.  Last year's will continue to work for awhile and then I think it stops, right about now.


Usually getting payroll updates will fix this.


Paychecks you've 'started' may not calculate even after getting the update and may need to be reverted/restarted.

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Re: Payroll

Welcome, @qp and thank you for coming to the QuickBooks Community for assistance. I have some insight on why your gross and net are the same to pass along.


What @BRC said may be causing this. If you don't have the current tax table, taxes won't be deducted properly.


Here are the steps to get that updated:


Download the payroll tax table update within QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Go to the Employees menu, then select Get Payroll Updates.
  2. Put a check in the Download Entire Update checkbox.
  3. Select Download Latest Update.
  4. A window appears when the download is complete.

Install the payroll tax table update from a CD (Disk Delivery service)

  1. Insert the Payroll Update CD.
  2. Go to the Employees menu, then select Get Payroll Updates.
  3. Select Install Update from Disk.
  4. Select Browse.
  5. In the Install From window, from the Look in: drop-down, select the CD drive.
  6. Select either update.dat or update3.dat from the Payroll Update Disk, then Open.
  7. Select OK.
  8. In the Install Confirmation window, verify that you're installing from the correct location and that the tax table version in the Current and New fields are correct.
  9. Select Install.
  10. When the update is complete, or the new tax table is installed, a confirmation message appears. Read the message, then select OK.
    • A new tax table has been installed on your computer. Click OK to read about the changes. appears if the tax table version has changed.
    • You have successfully installed payroll update [PS###]. appears if the tax table version has not changed.

For more information on tax tables, click here.


Please keep me posted on your results with this here, the Community has you covered. Thanks again, I'll be standing by for your response.

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