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Re: Washington State Paid Leave

Hi there, @kimatwork.

Thank you for posting in the Community. Allow me to share some details with the new updates about the Washington State Paid Leave.


Yes, you're correct. After downloading the latest tax table update, QuickBooks allows you to create the new payroll items.


Since there are different employee and employer rates, the payroll items must be added to the employees' tax setup and enter the percentage of the total insurance premium for both new items. This is to make sure the taxes are calculated correctly. 


You can either add them to the Employee Center or through the Payroll Setup.


Here's how to do it in the Employee Center: 

  1. Go to Employees then select Employee Center.
  2. Double click the employee's name.
  3. On the left pane, select the Payroll Info tab. 
  4. At the top right, click Taxes
  5. In the Taxes screen that pops up, select Other tab.
  6. In the Co. Portion Rate field, enter the company share of the premium portion rate as a whole number (no decimals). 
  7. In the Emp. Portion Rate field, enter the employee share of the premium portion rate (no decimals). 

Here's how to do it in the Payroll Setup: 

  1. Go to Employees then select Payroll Setup.
  2. On the left pane, select Employee Setup then click Employee List.
  3. Double-click the name of the employee. 
  4. In the Employee setup screen, put a check mark on the Subject to WA – Paid Fam Med Leave box and complete the Emp. Portion Rate and Co. Portion Rate fields.
  5. Click Finish

The following article contains additional information about this, as well as steps and screenshots for adding the payroll items: Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (New Tax 2019).


Also, if you need additional help, the Payroll Support will be able to assist you in getting this resolved.


Here's how you can reach them: 

  1. Go to
  2. Click Payroll.
  3. On the right, click View Contact Info.

That should get you back on track.


Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any other questions about the Washington State Paid Leave. I'll be happy to help you further. Have a great day.