QuickBooks Team

Employees and payroll

Hello there, @pxfelicitas


Welcome and thanks for joining in this conversation. Certain factors affect the withholding calculations are the following: 


  • agency's wage and tax calculation table
  • employee's filing status, number of allowances, or extra withholding amount in the employee setup
  • pre-tax deduction items included on the paycheck
  • changes in pay frequency (creating extra paycheck outside of normal pay schedule)
  • creating a paycheck with wages that has lesser or larger amount than what the employee normally gets in a pay period


To learn more about how QuickBooks calculates taxes and understand the tax amounts reported on your paycheck or the year-to-date (YTD) payroll report, you can refer to this help article: How QuickBooks calculates payroll taxes


You can also see these resources from the IRS and the State agency. 



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