If you want to set up all of your payroll such as compensation, employees, benefits, taxes, and payroll history, then you have to run the Payroll Setup interview. Most of the states collect unemployment insurance from the employers. And, you need a payroll item for each state to which you pay the unemployment insurance.
To do this task
Step 1 –
Go to the Lists menu and then click on Payroll Item List.
Step 2 –
Now, click on the Payroll Item button and then click on New.
Step 3 –
Select Custom Setup, then click on Next.
Step 4 –
Click on State Tax as the type of tax you want to create and then click on Next.
Step 5 –
Select the state’s two-letter abbreviation from the drop-down menu.
Step 6 –
Select State Unemployment and then click on Next.
Step 7 –
Now, follow the onscreen instructions. You can also click on Help button in any window for additional information.
If you need to pay state unemployment insurance as a company expense and also withhold it from the employee earnings, then QuickBooks will help you set up the separate payroll items for your company expense and employee withholding at the same time.
Step 8 –
Click on Prev. if you want to go back to a previous window.
If your state places an annual limit on the taxable income, so QuickBooks will stop computing the tax for an employee when your year-to-date total for income subject to tax reach the limit.
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