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Employee payroll tax exemptions

Some employees may be exempt from certain payroll taxes. When exempt from a tax, an employee is not required to contribute to that specific tax.

In Online Payroll, you can set up each employee as exempt from Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, or other supplemental state taxes. Consult with a tax professional or financial advisor if you are not sure if an employee should be exempt from certain taxes.

Viewing or changing employee tax exemptions

QuickBooks Online Payroll:

  1. Go to the Workers or Payroll menu, then select Employees.
  2. Select the employee's name.
  3. Under Employee Details, click on the pencil icon beside Pay.
  4. Click on the pencil icon under the question What are (employee's name) withholdings?
  5. Scroll down until you reach the Tax Exemptions section and click on the drop down arrow.
  6. Select the taxes the employees are exempt from. Click Done.

Intuit Online Payroll:

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select the employee's name.
  3. In the Taxes & Exemptions box, click Edit.
  4. In the Exemptions, click Edit.
  5. Select the taxes the employee is exempt from.
  6. Click Save.

QuickBooks Full Service Payroll & Intuit Full Service Payroll

Please contact support to update your Tax exemptions.

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