I have tried to pay the current quarter (3rd 2020) state unemployment taxes electronically. and cannot locate the screen to change the payment method. It looks as if there was an update that eliminated the state unemployment, possibly due to an error in the update. The state (Maryland) will not allow a non electronic payment.
I am using Enterprise 2020 and had another glitch due to Right Networks "setting up" for the 2021 version. I am getting fed up having to call Right Networks for a "work around". Maybe they should wait for the new product to be released and then launch the update all at once. Unless they want to pay any penalty I may incur.
Not to worry, I'm here to make sure you can pay your state unemployment tax electronically without any further delay, @chairman25.
We'll have to make sure that you have the latest release updates of QuickBooks Desktop and payroll tax table to get the latest features and fixes.
Here's how to get the latest payroll tax table update:
You'll see a pop-up when the update is complete. After that, let's update your QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release version from our official website.
You can also turn on the automatic update to make sure that your QuickBooks Desktop and payroll tax table is always updated. Please check this article and follow the Schedule future automatic updates steps: Update QuickBooks Desktop.
Additionally, you can read through these links to check if your QBDT has the latest version already:
If you're getting the same thing, I encourage reaching out to our Support Team team. This way, a representative can review the root cause of the error and can investigate this further.
For future references, you can check these articles to learn more about the State Unemployment Taxes:
Visit me here again in the Community and keep me posted on your progress with this State Unemployment issue. I'm determined to help you succeed.
I finally determined what was going on. Apparently, Maryland launched a new web portal called Beacon and discontinued the old web site. I had to set up the web portal using the clients ID number and other data. On this web portal is a place to make payments. Apparently, they will not/cannot accept payments the "old" way. The user has to log on to the web portal to make payments.
So, my problem was finally solved by using some "detective" work.
I am having the same problem. While using the Beacon site does offer a way to pay unemployment, once again it makes things disjointed and easier to miss something. Is Quickbooks going to figure out a solution for this issue?
I am having the same problem with Maryland Unemployment Taxes. How do you download the report from QuickBooks Desktop in order to upload it the the Beacon website?
Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for following this thread, CM911.
You can save the tax report as PDF and then manually send it to the Maryland Department of Labor website. I can help walk you through the steps.
However, if the E-file feature is turned on, submit the report directly to the website. Let’s go to the Payroll Center and to send the tax report.
I’m also adding a guide that contains detailed information about the filing and payment processes for your state: Maryland Payroll Tax Compliance.
Keep me posted if you have any clarifications or other concerns. I’m here ready to answer them for you. Have a great day ahead.