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Midstate309
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FMLA paid leave - Need Clarification

I have an employee going on FMLA next week.

I have new payroll item at the 2/3 rate of pay named FMLA tracked into the Covid Expense account I created.

I see the payroll item added by QB CARES credits and National Paid Leave Credit, and the National Paid leave under individual and Family

I've read several articles but none have specified what to actually do with those payroll items/credits and what exactly their for...they only talk about setting up the Covid expense account/payroll item for FMLA.

 

HEELP

 

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john-pero
Community Champion

FMLA paid leave - Need Clarification

This pay is virtually all free money, to you,  and you are claiming a credit for these 2/3 pay as well as the 80 hours of regular pay they might have first been entitled to, against your tax obligation for federal taxes. It is fully refundable meaning if you paid out more than you owe you get a quick refund.

 

The credit should when all stars align auto deduct from your regular tax liability and thus reduce what you owe 

Midstate309
Level 1

FMLA paid leave - Need Clarification

I understand that, I know I can apply the wages at the end of the quarter, but that doesn't answer my question.

 

"I see the CARES credits and National Paid Leave Credit, and the National Paid leave under individual and Family.

I've read several articles but none have specified what to actually do with those payroll items/credits and what exactly their for...they only talk about setting up the Covid expense account/payroll item for FMLA."

 

I guess what I man is, my FMLA payroll item, for its 2/3 wages are tax mapping to the COVID EXPENSE account. 

 

Do I need to add these credits in the additions/deduction spot of the employee payroll info? All of them?

or just leave it as;

In the "Earning Lines" I have instead of Hourly wage, FMLA-tracked into (COVID EXPENSES) and just us the FMLA total wages at the end of the quarter on the payroll summary report. to apply against taxes? 

That can't be right because then even have all the additional Payroll items.

 

john-pero
Community Champion

FMLA paid leave - Need Clarification

The leave pay posts as an expense but when you use the credit it is non taxable income.

 

A common scenario can be where the credits far outweigh the tax amount owed, especially if  majority of staff are on leave. You might pay out $1000/week for a covered employee but $3000 in that same week for non covered. In raw numbers, employment taxes on 3+1 might be easily be 900 but you have a credit of 1000. You won't owe anything

Midstate309
Level 1

FMLA paid leave - Need Clarification

I must not be explaining my question well, or maybe your thinking I'm asking something else. I understand that i will apply the wages to end of the quarter. That is not my question. 

 

Do I need to put these credit, addition and other taxes somewhere into the employee payroll section. 

Which ones? Where?

 

Do I just do the payroll item at FMLA, 2/3 the pay instead of hourly and leave it alone, that can't be right because then why would they of added these additional payroll line items, They've got to be put in somewhere to effectively track it for when it is time to apply the credit...

 

 

john-pero
Community Champion

FMLA paid leave - Need Clarification

I was assuming you already performed Step 4 https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/help-articles/how-to-track-paid-leave-and-sick-tim... and were merely wondering when the credits floating around would get applied. Did you in fact go all the way through Step 5=4, stetting up the tax item(s)?

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