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AP-Sports
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Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

 
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Kristine Mae
QuickBooks Team

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

Let me help you get around your concern, AP-Sports.
 

For now, we're unable to change or incorporate the Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate in QuickBooks Online.

 

You may want to log in to your UI Online account instead. From there, you can see the updated contribution and pay the tax. Or, you can also visit your state agency's website to know more about the Adjusted 2021 UI and COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Rates.

 

The Community is available 24/7. Don't hesitate to visit us again if you have other payroll concerns. Take care!

CJAC
Level 2

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

That reply to the question is not much help to the person who asked it, I'm afraid.  Does QuickBooks intend to add the Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment Rate in a future payroll update (they definitely should) and, if so, when is that update anticipated to be available?  This new assessment item has been known about for some time, so I'm surprised that QuickBooks still hasn't added this to the payroll item list via an update.  There's some time urgency to this, as filings are due in August.

MorganB
Content Leader

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

Hi there, CJAC.

 

Thanks for joining this thread. I'm here to provide some additional info regarding the Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate.

 

I can see why having this rate added is important for filing purposes. I'll do my part and pass this along to the Product Development Team. Product updates are often the result of user feedback like yours. You can keep an eye on your email and the Firm of the Future site for information regarding updates and feature releases.  

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions in the mean time. I'll be here to help in any way that I can.

danbpc
Level 2

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

I use quickbooks desktop, and have created a new chart of account item called Covid recovery assessment  and gave it a acct number near the DUA liability items to put the expense.  I do a journal entry to record the expense which I got from filling out the DUA website.  Then to a record the payment, I stumbled upon a way to manually to record all the different items I pay to MA DUA. on one check. I just hope I remember next qtr what I did.  It made for a single check that included all the DUA items paid.

I am wondering how and when QB's payroll is going to address the issue generally?

CJAC
Level 2

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

Thank you for the prompt response, Morgan, and for passing this along to the Product Development Team.  I'm sure all QuickBooks payroll users with Massachusetts payroll filings will be grateful when that update arrives.

ShellyWMA
Level 1

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

I am having the same issue! Since this items is going to be around for quite some time, I would hope that QB Desktop (and online) can get this set up in a payroll update for everyone with MA payroll.  Manual entry leaves too much room for error!

Digging
Level 1

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

Morgan, It's Sept. 16th and wondering if there is an update coming SOON adding this 

Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into our payroll???

Please see if you can get some specific dates for us.

Thank you!

Linda

 

Digging
Level 1

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

Hi Morgan,

Any update on when we can expect a Payroll update on the Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate??

It's September 16th and haven't heard anything.

Can you check to see if there is a specific date for release of this update?

Thank you!

AileneA
QuickBooks Team

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

Hello, Digging.

 

As of now, there's no specific time frame when the Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate will be added in QuickBooks. 

 

Please know that our developers are constantly working and considering new functions to be added to the system. This way, we will be able to meet our customers' needs and demands.  

 

I've got this article for you to Learn about the COVID-19 Recovery Assessment. Here you can find some information's regarding 2021 UI rate adjustments resulting from this legislation. 

 

Let me know if you have follow-up questions or other concerns. We're always here to help you. Stay safe!

krissb
New Member

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

I did payroll update on Saturday Sept18 and a box)(wizard) came up to help setup the into Quickbooks the Covid 19 recovery assessment tax rate, I had to print a bonus check for an employee and I did not have the new rate to include in this setup so the setup was not completed.  I am now trying to do the setup in quickbooks and do not know how to do since the wizard does not show up again.  can you help? What kind of tax is this considered if I enter into  the payroll items?  

ShiellaGraceA
QuickBooks Team

Does anyone know how to incorporate a Massachusetts COVID Recovery Assessment rate into the Quickbooks state tax rates? I am not seeing anywhere to input the rate.

Thanks for joining us here, @krissb.

 

I'll be glad to assist you with setting up the MA COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Tax. To confirm, are you using QuickBooks Desktop Payroll? If so, please follow the steps below.

 

  1. Verify if you have the tax table version 22116. Go to Employees, and then Get Payroll Updates.
  2. Hover towards Employees then Pay Employees. You’ll see a prompt to set up MA - Covid-19 Recovery Assmnt. 
  3. Select No, it “Does not include the rate for MA-Unemployment”, then Next.
  4. For the question “Have you already created your own payroll item?” choose No, then Next.
  5. Tap Yesplease set up my employees, then Next.
  6. Fill in your MA- Covid-19 Recovery Assessment rate, then Next.
  7. Click Finish.

 

If you're adding it from the payroll item list, I suggest consulting your accountant to check the correct tax tracking type.

 

For QuickBooks Online Payroll, you'll need to contact our Payroll Support so they can set up your MA COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Tax. Want more details? Check out this article: Set up and manage MA COVID-19 Recovery Assessment Tax.

 

 

I'm also attaching this link here in case you need help with filing your quarterly taxes: E-file 940, 941, and 944 tax forms.

 

Let me know how it goes after trying the steps as I want to ensure this is resolved for you. Take care and have a nice day ahead.

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