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WA Paid Family and Medical Leave setup questions

How can I get the Add Payroll Item tool to run again.  It opened when I updated the last payroll update however, I couldn't do the add item at that time.  Now I can't get it to pop up even when updating the same payroll update again.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Tim

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WA Paid Family and Medical Leave setup questions

Hello, @stewartroofing.

 

Thanks for posting your concern here in the Community. I'm here to help set up the new WA Paid Family and Medical Leave payroll items in your QuickBooks Desktop.

 

If you're unable to get the Add Payroll Item tool to pop-up again, you can manually add those payroll items and the rate of each employee in the Employee Center at the same time.

 

Here's how:

 

1. Go to Employees menu at the top, then pick Employee Center on the drop-down.
2. Double-click the name of the employee, then select Payroll Info on the left panel.
3. Click Taxes on the upper right, then in the Taxes screen pop-up, select Other tab.
4. On the ITEM NAME drop-down, choose Add New.
5. On the Other tax, locate the WA – Paid Fam Med Leave Emp then Next and Finish.

6. Select Add New again and locate WA – Paid Fam Med Leave Co, then Next and Finish.

 

 

 

 

Once the payroll items are added, you can now add the rate. Here's how:

 

1. On the same screen (Other tab), click each payroll item.
2. In the Co. Portion Rate field, enter the company share of the premium portion rate as a whole number (no decimals). 
3. In the Emp. Portion Rate field, enter the employee share of the premium portion rate (no decimals).

 

 

 

For your reference, you may visit this article for further guidance: Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (New Tax 2019).

 

That should do it! Please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below. I'd be glad to answer if you have any follow-up questions. Have a good one!

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WA Paid Family and Medical Leave setup questions

Hi Fritz,

Thanks for your help and instructions.  I really do appreciate it.  I entered the information and percentage in the employee payroll setup per the information above.  I was able to add the FAM Leave EMP item and the percentage.  

 

However when creating a test paycheck the deduction for FAM LEAVE EMP is listed as 0.00 in the Employee Summary section.  So I don't think I have the .4% listed in the View Edit Payroll item list.  The WA-Paid Fam Leave EMP. is in the payroll item list, but no amount is listed in the amount column.  So I figure I have not gotten that set up correctly for the other tax in employee payroll setup to calculate on.

 

Does this make sense??  Thanks for any additional help.

 

Is there any chance to get direct help via phone or direct email?  

Tim

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WA Paid Family and Medical Leave setup questions

Hello again, @stewartroofing.


You did a great job setting up the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave and you’re already on the right track. I’m here to clear up why the payroll items are not calculating any amounts.


If the check date of the dummy payroll you created is for 2018, QuickBooks will not take out any amounts. This is because the effective period to collecting premiums for Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave is on January 1, 2019.


When creating a dummy paycheck, change the check date to 2019 so it will take out the premium amount. I've attached screenshots for your reference.

 

pic 123.png dummy paycheck


In case you need to reach out to our Payroll Support Team, you can contact them through the following link: https://payroll.intuit.com/support/contact/?infosrc=qs&service=64.


Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help. Pleas know that I'm always around. Wishing you the best.

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