I set up all of my payroll items two weeks ago based on the QB instructions. Step 7 says to just click next in the tax window to let the default setting be the settings. I rec'd no error warning at that Now when I go back in to look at the payroll item, it says that Social Security isn't the default. I already ran a payroll and paid Social Security on those wages. It seems like very time I look at the Nat'l Paid Leave stuff, there's been a change. Should Social Security be checked or unchecked?
Employer only SS should not be checked but that is all. National Paid Leave is exempt from this one tax. Even the newest update to desktop payroll has not fixed the selection process of tax tracking for any of the National Leave pay types. The solution ( which you can go back and adjust) is when creating paychecks to individually override the Employer SS amount in the preview screen. There is no other way to not get charged. The credit calculation might reduce the amount owed but if it is charged and then credited your payroll summary reports and W2s will be wrong. Q2 of 941 is supposed to account for, not only different wages subject to employer vs employee SS but also credits taken.
You can, if on enhanced, go back to paychecks, open detail, override employer ss, save and yes, you have overpaid but now you have a credit ahead. You have to unlock net pay, and then you can adjust the employer ss to zero. You will get several warnings to get past, just verify along the way that the check net stays the same.