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Oregon Transit Tax

We have QB Premier Edition 2018.


Oregon Transit Tax does not appear as something for me to pay in Pay Liabilities (the wording is included quarterly as part of "OR UI, Transit Dist and WBF Assessment" but there is never any transit tax in there for me to pay.  It appears to be calculating correctly on employee paystub and in quarterly reports.


Is it NEVER going to populate in the Pay Liabilities tab?  Until now, I've been just writing a check out of the register and categorizing it as "miscellaneous" -- super confused about how to handle this and why it's not showing up like other taxes to be paid in Pay Liabilities.


Apologies if this has been asked and answered already.

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QuickBooks Team

Oregon Transit Tax

Hello, Cribbs22. 


I'm here to ensure that you'll be able to view your Oregon Transit Tax in QuickBooks. Though, there are few possible reason why it's not appearing in QuickBooks Desktop: 


  1. QuickBooks is outdated
  2. Incorrect tax table version

To determine this issue, let's go ahead and check you're tax table to verify if this is updated: Here's how to do it: 


  1. Go to the Employees tab.
  2. Select Get Payroll Updates.
  3. You'll see the tax table version beside the Payroll Update Info button. 

We can also verify if the payroll liabilities item already added by going to the Payroll Item List window. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Lists menu.
  2. Choose Payroll Item List.
  3. Scroll down and look for OR- Statewide Transit Tax Emp


You can also refer to this article for more information about compliance with state payroll tax regulations: Oregon Payroll Tax Compliance


You can add a comment below if I can provide any assistance while working in QuickBooks. Please know that I'll be here to help. Stay safe and enjoy your new year!

Level 3

Oregon Transit Tax

Which Transit tax was questioned ? State Wide Transit tax or the Oregon Trimet /Ltd Transit 

Level 1

Oregon Transit Tax

I'm having this problem as well.  I have the most current version/updates, and "OR- Statewide Transit Tax Emp" is included in the list of payroll items. 


However, the amount due for the Statewide Transit Tax doesn't show up as one of the items within the "Pay Taxes and Other Liabilities" tab in the Payroll Center.  It doesn't show up within the "OR UI, Transit Dist and WBF Assessment," which is where I'm guessing it should show up, since that's where the company's other transit tax liability (LTD/Lane Transit District) appears. 


I'm currently using a workaround by going to the check register, attempting to choose "Payroll Liabilities" from the "Account" dropdown within a new entry, and then getting the pop-up that redirects me to "pay payroll liabilities."  Then I can see the "OR- Statewide Transit Tax Emp" liability and pay it. 


Rather than having to remember to do this workaround each time I do payroll, it would be helpful to know how I can get the State Transit Tax amount to appear within the Payroll Center "Pay Taxes and Other Liabilities" tab.  

QuickBooks Team

Oregon Transit Tax

Hello there, meganomaniac.


Let me provide you some information about state payroll taxes. 


When you add a payroll item to your employee's profile and created paychecks using these payroll items, they will automatically show as part of your liabilities. I also suggest downloading and installing QuickBooks to the latest release and ensure that you have the latest payroll tax table to ensure error-free in your company file.


For information about paying local taxes or other liabilities in QuickBooks Desktop, you can click the Set up and pay scheduled or custom (unscheduled) liabilities link for more information. Just drill down to the Setup a scheduled tax payment section. 


In case you want a quick view of your payroll totals, including employee taxes and contributions, run the Payroll Summary report to see what you've paid out.


Let me know if you need further assistance with this. I'm always around to provide answers and clarifications to your questions. Have a great day ahead and take care.

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