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LoraLynn
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Can I get detailed instructions for the QB Desktop Payroll - assisted payroll user - on how to handle deferring federal employer social security taxes?

 
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Nick_M
QuickBooks Team

Can I get detailed instructions for the QB Desktop Payroll - assisted payroll user - on how to handle deferring federal employer social security taxes?

Hi there, LoraLynn. 

 

I appreciate you reaching out to the QuickBooks community. There's a few steps you can take to make sure your Social Security is being deducted correctly. The process right now, requires that you check for the latest version of the product and manually update your Desktop software. Follow the steps below.

 

Check fro the latest version:

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Press F2 (or Ctrl+1) to open the Product Information window
  • Check your current version and release 

Click this link to see if you have the latest version available for your version.

 

Manually update your software

  • Close your company files and QuickBooks.
  • Open the Windows Start menu.
  • Search for QuickBooks Desktop. Right-click the icon and select Run as administrator.
  • While on the No Company Open screen, go to the Help menu and select Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Go to the Options tab. Select Mark All and then select Save.
  • Go to the Update Now tab and select the Reset Update checkbox.
  • When you're ready, select Get Updates.

When the update finishes, close and reopen QuickBooks Desktop. To install the updates, select Yes.

 

When the install finishes, restart your computer.

 

Once the update is finished and you've restarted your PC, you can now process social security like normal. Below I'm also providing you with a couple helpful articles. 

 

- What you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program

This article highlights the PPP and everything you need to know about it. It is updated regularly 

 

- IRS fact sheet regarding the PPP

This poster is a helpful Q&A about the Paycheck Protection Program 

 

If you have any other questions or concerns. Feel free to post them here. 

 

Thank you again and have a happy Wednesday. 

 

 

 

 

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