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Stimulus new FMLA payroll items?

There are 3 new FMLA stimulus Payroll items, as of 4/1 that need to be on this APRIL payroll. They are not included in the Desktop updates.  How do we use them todasy?

In a Payroll service another client uses, there are 3 set up with all the conditions as PTO catigory.

There is not SS liability paid by Company for the PTO.

THerefore if I run this payroll without it, the 941 is overpaid.

How are you guys handling this for current payroll?


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Tori B
QuickBooks Team

Stimulus new FMLA payroll items?

Hey there, @B5.


Changes are coming daily to 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 don't hesitate to let me know if you have further questions or concerns. You can always reach out to the Community or me anytime you need a helping hand. Take care and stay safe! 





Community Champion

Stimulus new FMLA payroll items?

I have doubts that yesterday time off is in tomorrow's pay run. But I could be wrong. The way we pay 4/1  work or no work will not get paid until 4/17. 


And many who do direct deposit had to run payroll yesterday to deposit Friday just sayin'

Level 1

Stimulus new FMLA payroll items?

I see that my employees simple ira contribution and the employer match are not calculating when paying the employee paid sick leave, why is that?


Also, i have the new pay types in my 2018 version ( i run my own payroll here) but not in the 2020 version (we run 76 clients here), when does the update for 2020 come out?


Sue B

QuickBooks Team

Stimulus new FMLA payroll items?

Hello there, @suzannekbrangham.


There are several factors that we need to check why your Simple Ira isn't calculating. Here are the following:


  • The contribution has reached the limit.
  • Tax table isn't updated.
  • Changes to the employee's paycheck during payroll processing.


To begin with, let's update your tax table by following the steps below.


  1. Go to Employees, then Get Payroll Updates.
  2. Then, Update.

Then, let's check your payroll items if they haven't reached the limit.


  1. Go to Lists, then Payroll Item List.
  2. Double-clicked the payroll item (Simple Ira employee and employer) to edit.
  3. Click Next five times until you reach the Default rate and limit section and verify the limit.
  4. Tick Finish.

Lastly, let's check if you have a revert paycheck option in your payroll center. Here's how:


  1. Go to Employees, then Payroll Center.
  2. Choose Start Unscheduled Payroll and see if the employee's name is highlighted with a yellow background.
  3. Right-clicked on the employee's name and select Revert Paycheck.

Once done, try creating a paycheck again to see if they're now calculating. I've added these handy articles for more information:



Should you have other questions or concerns, please let me know. I'd be around to assist you further. Thanks for visiting us today and have a great week ahead.

Ricardo Ramos
Level 1

Stimulus new FMLA payroll items?

Hi I'm Ricardo Ramos 11086 a 64th st odessa tx 79764 432-331-4827 tracking my stimulus check or derict deposit on my bank accounntcapital one

QuickBooks Team

Stimulus new FMLA payroll items?

Hello there, Ricardo.


I want to direct you to the support who can securely check and help you track your stimulus check. You can reach out to the IRS through this link: On the other hand, if you're referring to an e-payment, you can reach out to our Phone Support Team.


You can use these links for future reference: 


Let me know if there's anything else that you need help with. Take care and keep safe!

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