You must be in
single-user mode to do
If you are using QuickBooks Assisted Payroll
Important: After you merge payroll items, you cannot separate them
into two payroll items again.
To do this task
Go to the Lists menu and click Payroll Item List.
Select the payroll item that you no longer want to use.
If you are merging a predefined other tax payroll item for a miscellaneous
state tax with a company contribution you set up for the same tax, select the company contribution.
Click the Payroll Item button and then click Edit Payroll Item.
Change the payroll item name to the same name as the payroll item you're
combining it with. Make sure you type the exact name of the payroll item.
Click Next until you can click Finish.
Click Yes to confirm that you want to merge the two payroll items under the
You cannot merge two payroll items if:
They are different types of payroll items
You can merge this type of payroll item
With this type
a company contribution
a user-defined or a predefined company-paid other tax payroll item
a user-defined company-paid other tax payroll item
a predefined company-paid other tax payroll item
either a user-defined or a predefined employee-paid other tax payroll
a user-defined employee-paid other tax payroll item
a predefined employee-paid other tax payroll item
One is a federal tax.
One is a state tax for withholding, unemployment insurance, or disability
One is the Workers Compensation payroll item
(Workers Compensation feature only).
Both items are used in the same payroll transaction.
One payroll item affects gross pay and one affects net pay.
If you were using a tax set up as a
deduction or company contribution in your previous version of