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Bluebonnet1
Level 1

How to permanently disable the medicare employee additional tax item?

I would like to completely disable the Medicare Employee Additional Tax item.  I do not have any employees who would reach the limit in a calendar year.  I have accidently used the location on a paycheck as FWH but managed to catch it before I confirmed the paycheck.  I have disabled it in the Payroll Item list and have deleted it in each employee profile and in the default employee profile, multiple times.  However, when I start a payroll (do it yourself payroll), it re-activates it in the Payroll Item List and puts it back in each employee profile and the default employee payroll.  I have also verified my data and QB detects no problem with the data.  Is it possible to completely disable this payroll item and delete it from an employee profile?

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AldrinS
QuickBooks Team

How to permanently disable the medicare employee additional tax item?

Hi there, Bluebonnet1.

 

I have just the clarification you're looking for regarding the Medicare Employee Additional Tax item.

 

Thank you for sharing the steps that you've tried to delete this item. However, it isn't possible to completely disable this payroll item, since it's one of the employee default payroll items that QuickBooks creates.

 

We are aware that not all employees would be able to reach this limit, but we also want to make sure that all of your federal taxes will be accounted for. That said, we've designed this as a precautionary action to make sure all of your tax filings will be correct. For additional insight about this, please check out this article: QuickBooks Desktop Payroll: Additional Medicare Tax

 

I hope this response finds you with a smile today. Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you, I want to make sure you're taken care of. Thanks for reaching out, wishing you and your business the best.

Twinsmom07
Level 1

How to permanently disable the medicare employee additional tax item?

Hi, There was a mix up with Medicare and it has already been cancelled with them about 2 months ago. The Medicare employee additional tax is not being deducted any longer, but the Medicare Employee deduction is.  How do we disable this?

MaryAnn_E
QuickBooks Team

How to permanently disable the medicare employee additional tax item?

Hi there, @ Twinsmom07.

 

Let’s make sure to uncheck Medicare in the employee’s profile. Let me guide you on how to do it.

 

Here's how:

  1. From the Employees menu, select the Employee Center
  2. Double-click the name of the employee.
  3. On the left pane, select the Payroll Info tab.
  4. At the top right, click Taxes
  5. Click the Federal tab and uncheck on the Medicare box.
  6. Click OK.

Once done, you can try to check if the employee's medicare is still deducted.

 

You can visit this article for more information about Medicare Employee Addl Tax: Medicare Employee Addl Tax.

 

Please know that the Community is always here if you need assistance with QuickBooks. Have a good one!

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