We received a Non-refundable credit for qualified sick and family leave wages (FFCRA) on our Q3 941 Worksheet 1 line 2j. I used the credit when paying our bi-weekly payroll taxes during Q4. We are also receiving a Non-refundable credit for qualified sick and family leave wages (FFCRA) on our Q4 941 Worksheet 1 line 2j. However, on page 2 of my Q4 941 report, it is showing a Balance Due ($2445.57), line 14, which is the difference between our credit from Q3 ($4414.01) and our credit in Q4 ($1968.44). I paid all payroll taxes with the exception of applying the credit from Q3 on the payment made on 10/30/2020. Can someone explain this to me?
What shows in the 941 form depends on how the payroll items are set up. To ensure everything is set up correctly, check this article for the steps to track FFCRA .How to track paid leave and sick time for the coronavirus
This article also discuss how to claim the credits on the form so your filing it correctly: What you need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Also if you need someone to assist you on the line, I recommend reaching out to our Support Team. They can initiate a viewing session with you and can help further with your 941 reporting.
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Let me know how it goes in the comment, I want to make sure this is resolved for you. I'm also here to provide further assistance with your payroll forms.
In Step 4.8 In the Pre-tax deductions window, select the item that will reduce wages for this tax.
What do we select or do we select anything?
Hi there, @Eagle2442.
You can edit the payroll item that you possibly select, then check if the taxability reduce. Let me walk you through the steps on how to do it. Here's how:
Also, you can refer to this article for more information on how to modify the payroll item: How to edit a payroll item.
Once done, you can go back to the steps provided by my colleague and continue the setup.
You can check these articles for a reference on track paid leave and sick time for the coronavirus:
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I'd be glad to show you the payroll types you can use on tracking your employee's paid leave, @Eagle2442.
Different types of paid leave fall under FFCRA. When applying it to the paycheck, you have to know the reason on what is the applicable pay type. Here are the following pay types you can choose and it's payroll item type when it's your first time setting it up:
To setup, this is how it looks like when adding a new payroll item:
Once you set up your payroll item, you'll have to ensure that your selected Tax Tracking Type is based on the paid leave type that falls under FFCRA. This way, we can ensure that the hours you’ve used in your tax credits will reflect on your payroll reports.
You can check out this article to know more details about the process: How to track paid leave and sick time for the coronavirus.
After you’ve run your payroll with the paid leave, you should be aware of how it affects your taxes. Under the FFCRA, you’ll get credit towards your Federal Tax deposit for the wages and Employer Paid Health Insurance premiums paid under this act.
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I appreciate you for getting back to us and for sharing the steps you’ve performed to solve this, @Eagle2442.
In regards to what payroll item to choose that will reduce wages for the tax, I recommend working with your accountant for further guidance. This way, we can ensure your accounts is well accounted for after choosing a payroll item.
If you’re not affiliated with one, you can visit your ProAdvisor page and look for one from there. You can also visit this link to learn more about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
When you’re ready to run your employee's payroll, check out the Run payroll section in this article: Get started with Payroll. Then select QuickBooks Desktop for the complete details.
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