You can enter the Covid 19 Emergency Paid Sick leave as an additional pay type in your employees' profile. Employees must be paid at using their regular rate.
Here's how to add a pay item:
Just a heads-up, some state agencies may have announced the new Tax year 2020 tax filing and payment guidance due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. You can visit our compliance page to check for specific announcements from their State Tax agency: Payroll Tax Compliance Links.
Also, I'd recommend consulting with your accountant so you'll be guided properly in implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Fill me in if you have other questions. I'm always here to help.
Thanks for the screenshots, @bmiller4evr.
You'll want to add an additional pay type to your employee and name it for Covid 19 Emergency Paid Sick leave as my colleague suggested above.
Since you can no longer add an additional pay type. You may want to change the pay type in your pay types list and rename it Covid 19. To rename it, put a checkmark inside the box beside the pay type you no longer need and click the edit (pencil) icon beside the pay type's name.
For more details, you can check this article: Add or Change Pay Types in Online Payroll.
Then to learn more about managing your payroll taxes in your QuickBooks Online (QBO), check our Employees and payroll taxes page for reference.
Please know that you can always get back to us whenever you need help. We're always here to help. Take care!
Will Intuit be adding new functionality to the PTO types, within the Desktop version of Quickbooks? I would think that there would need to be 4 different types (Sick, Vacation, Federal Sick, Federal Child Care), rather than just the 2 that exist now (Sick & Vacation). This being because we will need to populate the 80 hours of sick right away, which may be different than the way that the other sick and vacation time accrues. Additionally, we will need to track those hours. Without the capability being built in to Quickbooks, like the current sick & vacation, it would be extremely cumbersome.
Hi there, SFlorman.
I want to let you know our developers are constantly looking for ways to improve our software for all users. While this currently isn't a feature we can submit feedback from our end. This way, hopefully, it can be added in later releases. If there are other features you'd like to see added please submit you're feedback as well. I'm here if you have any other questions or concerns. Feel free to reach back out to me here.
Are you, in essence, telling me that there are not any software enhancements in progress, which would assist us in managing this new federal sick time, and leave, act? (Why am I surprised?)
I'm looking for the same thing. I am needing to create some Covid 19 payroll items. I created the payroll item but can't figure out how to omit the employer payroll tax liability. Any suggestions here? The answers I have found by websearching is the Quickbooks hard coded those settings. I have alot of experience with Quickbooks payroll but this new pay type has thrown me!
Thank you for visiting the Community to find out more about the correct payroll workflows for changes happening due to COVID-19.
Changes are coming daily to QuickBooks Online Payroll, Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. Thank you for your patience as we work to support you. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect with leave taken April 1, 2020 and after. Our payroll teams here at Intuit are working quickly to create the appropriate pay types so that you can track and report hours towards this tax credit for your small businesses.
Per the Act, if an employee was impacted and took time off for COVID-19 related issues prior to April 1, 2020, the time would be tracked as regular sick hours and is not eligible for any tax credits at this time.
Please keep an eye out for any updates in your email and the QuickBooks Blog. You're always welcome to follow up on any related thread here in the Community as well.
We understand how difficult a time this is for you and your business. Just know, we're here if you need us.