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charlieb1
Level 1

MA Covid Recovery Tax

I have installed the 22116 update, but when I follow the step to "Pay Employees" I do not get the prompt to set up the tax item,

Am I required to start an actual payroll run to get this prompt?

Thanks in advance for any help

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Best answer September 18, 2021

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ShiellaGraceA
QuickBooks Team

MA Covid Recovery Tax

Thanks for visiting us here today, @charlieb1.

 

Let me share some information about MA COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Tax. You'll have to set it up first before running your payroll. Let me walk you through how.

 

  1. Update your QuickBooks to the latest release.
  2. After installing the update, restart your computer.
  3. Go to Employees then Pay Employees. You’ll see a prompt to set up MA - Covid-19 Recovery Assmnt. 
  4. Select No, it “Does not include the rate for MA-Unemployment”, then tap Next.
  5. For the question “Have you already created your own payroll item?” tick No, then Next.
  6. Select Yesplease set up my employees, then select Next.
  7. Fill in your MA- Covid-19 Recovery Assessment rate, then Next.
  8. Click Finish.

 

If you're still not getting the prompt, you can manually add the MA - Covid-19 Recovery Assessment Tax item. Here's how:

 

  1. Go to Lists and then choose Payroll Item List.
  2. Scroll down towards Payroll Item, then select New.
  3. Pick Custom Setup, and then Next.
  4. Tick Addition, and then Next. Type in MA - Covid-19 Recovery Assmnt. and Next.
  5. Enter the account and the Tax tracking type (please refer to your accountant for the correct tax tracking).
  6. Click Next until Finish.

 

After setting up, you're now ready to run payroll. Learn more about managing COVID-19 Recovery Assmnt. in this article: Set up and manage MA COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Tax.

 

I'm also attaching this link here in case you need help with filing your quarterly taxes: E-file 940, 941, and 944 tax forms.

 

You can always tag my name if you have follow-up questions about MA Covid Recovery Tax. I'll be around to help. Have a nice day ahead.

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ShiellaGraceA
QuickBooks Team

MA Covid Recovery Tax

Thanks for visiting us here today, @charlieb1.

 

Let me share some information about MA COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Tax. You'll have to set it up first before running your payroll. Let me walk you through how.

 

  1. Update your QuickBooks to the latest release.
  2. After installing the update, restart your computer.
  3. Go to Employees then Pay Employees. You’ll see a prompt to set up MA - Covid-19 Recovery Assmnt. 
  4. Select No, it “Does not include the rate for MA-Unemployment”, then tap Next.
  5. For the question “Have you already created your own payroll item?” tick No, then Next.
  6. Select Yesplease set up my employees, then select Next.
  7. Fill in your MA- Covid-19 Recovery Assessment rate, then Next.
  8. Click Finish.

 

If you're still not getting the prompt, you can manually add the MA - Covid-19 Recovery Assessment Tax item. Here's how:

 

  1. Go to Lists and then choose Payroll Item List.
  2. Scroll down towards Payroll Item, then select New.
  3. Pick Custom Setup, and then Next.
  4. Tick Addition, and then Next. Type in MA - Covid-19 Recovery Assmnt. and Next.
  5. Enter the account and the Tax tracking type (please refer to your accountant for the correct tax tracking).
  6. Click Next until Finish.

 

After setting up, you're now ready to run payroll. Learn more about managing COVID-19 Recovery Assmnt. in this article: Set up and manage MA COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Tax.

 

I'm also attaching this link here in case you need help with filing your quarterly taxes: E-file 940, 941, and 944 tax forms.

 

You can always tag my name if you have follow-up questions about MA Covid Recovery Tax. I'll be around to help. Have a nice day ahead.

charlieb1
Level 1

MA Covid Recovery Tax

Thank you for the clarification.

I will be running a scheduled payroll tomorrow, so I will then be able to apply your solution if I do not get the prompt..

charlieb1
Level 1

MA Covid Recovery Tax

I did get the prompt when I started a scheduled payroll.

 

Thanks for the help.

Karen RM
Level 2

MA Covid Recovery Tax

I added this tax to my payroll items but it doesn't show up on my paycheck. (I'm the only employee.) I've deleted it and added it again and still it doesn't show up.  I followed the instructions for adding it and it just doesn't work.

I ran a report of payroll items and it's listed there.

 

And I noticed that when I need to increase the amount of the employer's contribution to our Paid Family Medical Leave in MA, the new amount doesn't show up either -- I have to do that manually on each paycheck.  I have QB desktop 2020 and it automatically updates.  I just can't figure out why changes to the payroll item list aren't showing up on my paycheck. 

 

This is so frustrating!

GebelAlainaM
QuickBooks Team

MA Covid Recovery Tax

Hi there, @Karen RM. I can help you revert paycheck to make the changes show up on your paycheck.

We'll revert to your old paycheck if you created one before. It'll undo the changes made to the employee's paycheck. After that, we'll need to start over for the changes to show.

Here's how to revert paycheck:
 

  1. At the top menu bar go to Employees, select Pay Employees, and choose Scheduled Payroll or Unscheduled payroll.
  2. (If you need to execute an unscheduled payroll, skip to step 3), select Resume Scheduled Payroll from the drop-down menu.
  3. Right-click on the employee name you wish to undo the changes.
  4. Then select Revert Paychecks.

Once done, you'll need to recreate the paycheck and check if the changes you've made are already showing up.

If the problem persists, you can use QuickBooks Desktop to verify and rebuild the data. It will assist in self-identification of the most commonly known data issues within a company file, while rebuilding data will self-resolve the majority of the data integrity concerns discovered by Verify Data.

To verify data, here's how:

  1. Choose Window then Close All.
  2. Verify Data. Choose File then Utilities. Select Verify Data.

Please refer to this article for the detailed steps to verify and rebuild data: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop:

In case you would like to earn how to print paychecks, you can check out this article: Print your paychecks in QuickBooks Desktop.

If there's anything else you would like to clarify or if you have additional information, let me know. I'll be happy to assist you. Have a great day!

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