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State unemployment tax calculated incorrect on the last pay period (after 2019 tax updates)

This has calculated correctly all year with the limit being $32,000, I am in Minnesota.  

I received our new unemployment rate, so I entered that to begin in 2019 and our IT department did an update to QB to import the 2019 tax table.  

Our payroll that ran on 12/20/2018 calculated unemployment tax for the individuals that had already met the limit.  Why did this happen?

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Best answer 12-27-2018

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Re: State unemployment tax calculated incorrect on the last pay period (after 2019 tax updates)

Hey there, karenw.


Thanks for letting me know about the steps you performed prior to having issues with the state unemployment’s calculation. Let me help clear things up why this is happening.


This may happen if your payroll’s check date is 2019. I have a few steps you can try to correct your payroll data.


The first thing to do is review the check date of your payroll. You can go to the Transactions tab to view them.


Here’s how:

  1. Go to Employees at the top menu bar.
  2. Select Employee Center.
  3. Choose the Transactions tab.
  4. Click on the drop-down for Date, and select the correct period.


If they are correct, create a liability adjustment to correct the amount. Before doing so, pull up the Payroll Detail Review report, which provides detailed information about how QuickBooks Desktop calculates tax amounts on your employee's paychecks and year-to-date transactions.

 

To run the report, please follow these steps:

 

  1. Go to Reports at the top menu bar.
  2. Select Employees & Payroll.
  3. Choose Payroll Detail Review.
  4. Select the correct date range.
  5.  Click the Customize button, and go to Filters.
  6. Under Choose Filter, enter Payroll Item in the search field.
  7. Click on the Payroll Item drop-down and select MN unemployment.
  8. Click OK.

Once done, perform a liability adjustment. For the detailed instructions, check out this article: Adjust payroll liabilities.

 

After following the resolution steps, your payroll records will show the correct amount. 

 

Let me know if you further questions about the process. I'd be glad to lend a helping hand. Wishing you the best.

 

 

 

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Re: State unemployment tax calculated incorrect on the last pay period (after 2019 tax updates)

If you edit the payroll item, is the rate for all 4 quarters this year correct?  Only next year's rate is changed, right?

QuickBooks Team

Re: State unemployment tax calculated incorrect on the last pay period (after 2019 tax updates)

Hey there, karenw.


Thanks for letting me know about the steps you performed prior to having issues with the state unemployment’s calculation. Let me help clear things up why this is happening.


This may happen if your payroll’s check date is 2019. I have a few steps you can try to correct your payroll data.


The first thing to do is review the check date of your payroll. You can go to the Transactions tab to view them.


Here’s how:

  1. Go to Employees at the top menu bar.
  2. Select Employee Center.
  3. Choose the Transactions tab.
  4. Click on the drop-down for Date, and select the correct period.


If they are correct, create a liability adjustment to correct the amount. Before doing so, pull up the Payroll Detail Review report, which provides detailed information about how QuickBooks Desktop calculates tax amounts on your employee's paychecks and year-to-date transactions.

 

To run the report, please follow these steps:

 

  1. Go to Reports at the top menu bar.
  2. Select Employees & Payroll.
  3. Choose Payroll Detail Review.
  4. Select the correct date range.
  5.  Click the Customize button, and go to Filters.
  6. Under Choose Filter, enter Payroll Item in the search field.
  7. Click on the Payroll Item drop-down and select MN unemployment.
  8. Click OK.

Once done, perform a liability adjustment. For the detailed instructions, check out this article: Adjust payroll liabilities.

 

After following the resolution steps, your payroll records will show the correct amount. 

 

Let me know if you further questions about the process. I'd be glad to lend a helping hand. Wishing you the best.

 

 

 

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Re: State unemployment tax calculated incorrect on the last pay period (after 2019 tax updates)

Thank you for your response.  I was able to fix this.  I made the mistake up downloading the new tax table for 2019 before our last pay period in 2018.  Now I know better.  

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Re: State unemployment tax calculated incorrect on the last pay period (after 2019 tax updates)

Thank you so much for your help!  I was able to follow this to make the corrections.  

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