To view wage bases for taxes, click Show Wage Bases in the YTD Adjustment
QuickBooks displays an additional column, Wage Base. If necessary, you can
edit the amounts shown in this column. If you edit a wage base, QuickBooks uses
the edited value to calculate the wage base for Form W-2 and reports.
If you add another payroll item to this window after editing a wage base,
QuickBooks retains your edited value, although it calculates unedited
To make QuickBooks recalculate an edited wage base, delete it and press
QuickBooks calculates the wage base for taxes by adding the total of all
earnings and commissions, adding those additions to gross pay subject to the
tax, and then subtracting from gross pay those deductions that are not subject
to the tax. The wage base does not include any income subject to tax that
exceeds the tax limit.