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My payroll is active, but not calculating tax withholdings


Employees and payroll

Hello @sue84,


Let's make sure you've used the latest release for QuickBooks and your payroll tax table to let the system calculate your employee's withholding accurately. Let me show you how.

  1. Go to Help.
  2. Select Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Under Overview, select Update Now.
  4. Click Get Updates.

In addition, here's an article you can read to learn more about how you can update and install the latest release: Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release.


Once done, here's how you can update your payroll tax table so your taxes are calculated accurately.

  1. Go to Employees.
  2. Select Get Payroll Updates.
  3. Click Update.

To add, I've got you this helpful article for ideas about updating your payroll tax table: Get the latest payroll tax table update.


Lastly, I've got you this helpful article so you can keep up with the latest payroll compliance mandated by your local and national agency: Payroll Tax Compliance Links.


Keep me posted in the comments if you have any other questions. I'll be here to lend a hand. Stay safe!