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Entering Social Security and Medicare YTD Amounts

Some payroll solutions combine Social Security and Medicare taxes on employee pay stubs as a single tax item, called FICA.

If your payroll solution combined these items on pay stubs, do this when you enter the YTD totals for Social Security and Medicare in Intuit Online Payroll:

  1. Enter the employee’s regular pay and tax YTD amounts.
  2. Enter the YTD amount for the FICA tax item in either the Social Security field or the Medicare field. Then leave the other field blank, as shown here.User-added imageIntuit Online Payroll calculates and re-displays the correct amounts in the Social Security and Medicare fields.

    What if Intuit Online Payroll doesn't calculate and re-display the amounts?

    This workaround works only when all other rate-based amounts are entered correctly. If you complete step 1 and Intuit Online Payroll displays an error instead of calculating and re-displaying the Social Security and Medicare amounts, verify the other rate-based items like SUI (state unemployment insurance) and SDI (state disability insurance). If you continue to have problems entering this info, contact us.
  3. Finish entering the employee's YTD info.

Next time you create a paycheck for the employee in Intuit Online Payroll, the YTD amounts will be correct.

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