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LifesKitchen
Level 1

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

The Idaho Taxable Wage base for unemployment was increased for 2020, but the payroll updates for Quickbooks are not reflecting the new limit.  I have updated to the wage rate percentage, but unable to change the limit.  Is this something QB updates?

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Best answer January 13, 2020

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Michael K
Moderator

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Hey there, @LifesKitchen.

 

I'm happy to help you out with information on our latest payroll updates. I've checked our last payroll update, released on December 26, 2019 and it appears we haven't yet updated the rates and limits for Idaho. There will be another payroll update later this month to address the updated wage base for Idaho. Once updated, QuickBooks will automatically pro-rate based on payrolls that have been ran already this year, so you won't need to worry about manually changing any information.

 

I recommend checking out our latest payroll news and updates for updated information on what we release in each payroll update.

 

Please touch base with us here if there's anything else you need, I'm determined to ensure your success. Have a good one!

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Michael K
Moderator

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Hey there, @LifesKitchen.

 

I'm happy to help you out with information on our latest payroll updates. I've checked our last payroll update, released on December 26, 2019 and it appears we haven't yet updated the rates and limits for Idaho. There will be another payroll update later this month to address the updated wage base for Idaho. Once updated, QuickBooks will automatically pro-rate based on payrolls that have been ran already this year, so you won't need to worry about manually changing any information.

 

I recommend checking out our latest payroll news and updates for updated information on what we release in each payroll update.

 

Please touch base with us here if there's anything else you need, I'm determined to ensure your success. Have a good one!

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jwcrugby
Level 1

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Hi Michael-

 

I am also in Idaho and now it's time to file and pay our quarterly unemployment reports.  When I create the form, there is an error in that it shows excess wages (line 6) when in reality there should not be any.  I've hunted to figure out where this figure is coming from and it appears to be generating from the January 1 payroll.  No unemployment was charged at the time to these checks.  So now the amount due is incorrect in Quickbooks.  

 

Suggestions for how to clean this up?  I wonder about going back and adjusting the 2 (fortunately only 2 employees on this pay schedule) checks.  But of course that is scary as to what else might be connected.  

ReymondO
QuickBooks Team

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

I'll help you correct the amount in your filed form in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT), @jwcrugby.

 

We can delete the two paychecks you've created in January and recreate them, so the amount in your tax form is correct in QuickBooks. Also, let's make sure that the pay period is correct once you create the paychecks.

 

Here's how you can delete a paycheck in QBDT:

 

  1. Go to Employees menu and select Employee Center.
  2. Select the name of the employee, then click the paycheck that you've created for the month of January.
  3. Select the Delete button and click Save & Close.

 

Once done, you can now recreate them and make sure that the correct pay period is selected.


In addition, you can create a payroll liability adjustment to correct your payroll liabilities in QuickBooks.

 

To make sure your liabilities are updated, you can run the Payroll Summary report again to make sure everything looks right.

 

The Community always has your back, so please let me know if you have any other questions.

jwcrugby
Level 1

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Hi Reymond-

Thanks for the suggestions.  

 

I decided I should create new checks first to make sure everything matched. 

 

Got that done, but then when I went to delete the old checks, I am not able to and I get the following message:  "You can not delete a transaction that affects payroll taxes handled by the Payroll Service."

 

So...  Any other suggestions?

 

Thank you for the help.

 

 

katherinejoyceO
QuickBooks Team

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Thanks for coming back to us, @jwcrugby. I appreciate you for following the steps suggested by my peer @ReymondO

 

Please know that a payroll sent to the Payroll Service will also have a record of Liability Check in your bank register for the payroll debit. Thus, you'll get that message when you attempt to delete it. 

 

At this point, I'd recommend you contact the QuickBooks Dekstop Assisted Payroll team to help you handle it. 

 

For future reference, check out this article: Edit or Delete Payroll Checks (Paychecks and Liability Checks). It helps you learn about how to modify paychecks that haven't sent to payroll service. 

 

 Let me know if you have any other concerns. We're always here to help.  

jwcrugby
Level 1

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Hi Katherine-

 

Thank you as well for jumping in to help!  

 

Knowing that the taxes I was concerned with and that were making the unemployment report incorrect were employer paid liabilities, I just adjusted the 2 paychecks manually (confirming nothing but these liabilities changed at all) to have the correct amounts.  When I ran the quarterly unemployment report after making these changes, all worked out.  

 

Thank you again for the attempts to help!

 

Joe

 

Jess16
Level 2

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

As of today (1/18/21), NC's Unemployment tax wage base has not been corrected. It is still showing $25,200. It should be $27,000. All payroll updates have been done. The version I am looking at right now is 2019 Pro but I have seen the wrong base amount on all versions.

 

When is this supposed to be fixed?

ReyJohn_D
Moderator

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

I've got all the details you need about your taxes concern, @Jess16.

 

Currently, our compliance team is still in the process of releasing the latest North Carolina's (NC) Unemployment tax wage base in QuickBooks Desktop (2019). Thus, you're unable to see the correct amounts even after updating your payroll tax table.

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For now, I'd recommend checking our payroll news and updates page from time to time. This way, you can keep up with the recent cascades about it.

 

When the latest tax table is available, you can always update it to get the correct NC Unemployment wage base.

 

If you want to review your employee's wage base, you can run the Payroll Detail Review report in QuickBooks. For more details about it, please see this article: Payroll tax and wage base limits.

 

Let me know in the comment section if you have more payroll questions or any QuickBooks-related concerns. I'm here to help you.

Jess16
Level 2

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Just did a payroll update - this is still NOT fixed

SLErin
Level 2

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Following - in NC too and have clients that need updated tables

Rebekah-EDE
Level 1

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

Good Afternoon,

I was looking for the answer to, how do i change the taxable wage base for MI in my desktop 2020 QB version. I came across a question and answer for Idaho. 

Will there also be an update that comes out for MI to be adjusted to $9500. I received and email from UIA today that MI will also be upping the wage base to $9500.  

Thank you for your help. 

MariaSoledadG
QuickBooks Team

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

I'm here to share with you a few information about updating taxable wage limits, Rebekah-EDE.

 

QuickBooks (QBDT) automatically changes the new wage limit once there are updates to stay compliant with your state tax laws and regulations. You'll want to consider tracking the amount deducted for MI-Unemployment Insurance for each of your employees if they already reached the limit. 

 

For more information, feel free to check out this article that explains how to use a wage base adjustment to correct an employee's year-to-date (YTD) information for flat rate taxes: Entering Wage Base and Tax Adjustment to correct Employee's Quarter (Qtd) or year to date (YTD) tota....

 

In addition, I've got this article that you can use for your reference. Here's the link: Michigan Payroll Tax Compliance

 

Stay in touch if you have other questions and concerns about payroll. We're always here to help. Stay safe.

Aguiter01
Level 1

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base

I am showing that the taxable wage base is $26,000.00 for 2021, not $27,000.00. 

But I am also having the same issue. Quickbooks is still showing %25,200.00

 

You would think by now they would update the limit. Kinda ridiculous that they haven't. 

 

Angela

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