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State Unemployment has always been paid electronically

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.

 

 

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State Unemployment has always been paid electronically

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:

  1. Go to the Employees menu and select Get Payroll Updates.
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  2. Check the Download Entire Update checkbox.
  3. Select Download Latest 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.

  1. Go to the Downloads & Updates page.
  2. Click the standard setup link.
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  3. Select the country, product, & version and click the Search button.
  4. Click the Get the latest updates link.
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  5. After downloading the updates, navigate to the Downloads folder of your computer and double click the update file to initiate the installation process.
  6. Follow the prompts on the screen to install the updates.
  7. Restart your computer after the update is installed successfully.

 

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.

 

Here's how:

  1. Select QuickBooks Desktop Help from the Help menu.
  2. Click Contact Us.
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  3. Type in a short description of your concern, then Continue.
  4. Choose a way to connect with support.

 

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.

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State Unemployment has always been paid electronically

Right Networks does NOT permit user to update QuickBooks in Enterprise.  I'll have to call them on Monday.

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State Unemployment has always been paid electronically

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.

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State Unemployment has always been paid electronically

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?  

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State Unemployment has always been paid electronically

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.

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QuickBooks Team

State Unemployment has always been paid electronically

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.

 

  1. Click the Employees menu at the top bar and choose the Payroll Center.
  2. Hit the Payroll tab to select File Forms.
  3. Highlight DLLR/OUI 15- Maryland Unemployment Insurance Quarterly Employment Report.md.png
  4. Press the Create Form button.
  5. Review the information on the report and check for any errors.
  6. When you’re ready, hit the Save as PDF menu at the bottom of the page.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to save the copy.

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.


Here’s how:

 

  1. Press the Employees menu at the top bar to select the Payroll Center.
  2. Hit the Payroll tab to choose the File Forms option.
  3. Hover your mouse to DLLR/OUI 15- Maryland Unemployment Insurance Quarterly Employment Report.
  4. Click the Create Form button.
  5. When the tax report opens, review the information and check for any errors.
  6. After checking, hit the Submit Form button and press E-file.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

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.

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