Learn how to add and assign a new work location for your employees in QuickBooks payroll products so your payroll taxes are correctly managed.
If your employee works in a different location other than the primary company work location, you may be subject to additional taxes. First, we'll show you how to set up an additional work location in your company file then, how to update which employees work there.
Step 1: Create a new work location
Step 2: Assign employees to a new location
Frequently Asked Questions
If my employee works from home, do I need to enter a new work location?
It depends. Check with your local city and state governments to see what applies to you.
What if the new work location is in another state?
An employee who doesn't work in your primary work-location state is subject to the taxes (such as state unemployment insurance) of the state they do work in.
However, our service calculates payroll taxes for each state your employees work in.
Note: QuickBooks Online Payroll doesn't support roaming employees. A roaming employee is one who changes their work location state multiple times during the course of a year. Our system supports one work location state change during a year only.
What about local taxes?
Local taxes are based on where an employee works or lives. When you assign an employee to a work location, choose the local taxes that apply.