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Washington State Paid Leave

I have an amount in my Payroll Item List for the Family Paid Leave, but how do I change it? When I go "Lists", "Payroll Item List", and then double click on the family paid leave item, it goes through a few "pages" and then I have to select "Finish", without entering the "63", (see below).

Re: "In QuickBooks Desktop enter the amount as 63 for the employee portion and 0 for the company portion with no percentage sign or decimals. If the employer elects to pay the employee premium, enter 63 in the company portion and 0 in the employee portion."

Can anyone please provide a step by step on how to change the amount I have in there? 


Washington State Paid Leave

Hi there, @Taxpayer.


Thanks for posting here in the Community and for sharing the steps you've done to get this working. I'm here to help walk you through changing the amount on your Washington State Paid Leave in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).


Here's how:


1. Go to Employees menu at the top, then pick Payroll Setup on the drop-down.
2. On the left panel, select Employee setup and Employee List.
3. Double-click the employee's name, then click Next until you reach Enter state tax information for that employee.
4. Put a check mark on the Subject to WA – Paid Fam Med Leave box and complete the Emp. Portion Rate and Co. Portion Rate fields.
5. Choose Finish.



For your reference, you can also check out this article for further guidance: Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (New Tax 2019). You can do the same steps for your other employees.


Following those steps should point you in the right direction. Please let me know how it goes or if I can be of additional assistance. I'm only a few clicks away if you have any follow-up questions. Wishing you and your business continued success!

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Washington State Paid Leave

How does an Oregon employer deduct the family leave. I added it to my list but it is under the Washington deductions....who do I apply it to only my employees who live in Washington as required? 


Washington State Paid Leave

Hi patioman,


I suggest contacting the state of Washington to determine if your employees are subject for Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave.


For more information, I'm linking an article about multi-state employer unemployment insurance requirements.


If the employee is subject for this tax, enter the percentage of the premium. Let me show you how:

  1. Go to Employees then select Employee Center.
  2. Double click on the employee's name, select the Payroll Info tab, and choose Taxes.
  3. In the Taxes window, select the Other tab.
  4. Select the WA – Paid Fam Med Leave Co line. In the Co. Portion Rate field, enter the company share of the premium portion rate as a whole number (no decimals).
  5. Choose the WA – Paid Fam Med Leave Emp line. In the Emp. Portion Rate field, enter the employee share of the premium portion rate (no decimals).

You can also check out this link for you reference: Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (New Tax 2019).


Let me know if you have any questions. I'm always around to help. Wishing you the best.

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