We strongly recommend that you sign up for QuickBooks Payroll to
make sure that you have the most current tax tables available. In addition to
providing current tax tables, the QuickBooks Payroll provides additional features
that take the worry out of doing your payroll. For information about QuickBooks Payroll, go to the QuickBooks Payroll Web site
If you don't sign up for QuickBooks Payroll, QuickBooks
won't calculate your payroll taxes or provide payroll tax forms. You will
need to manually calculate your payroll tax figures and enter them for each
Companies that don't have a QuickBooks Payroll subscription typically use one of the following methods to calculate payroll figures:
Set your company file to use the manual payroll calculations setting.
Important: When your company file is set up for manual payroll calculations, QuickBooks inserts a "zero" amount for each payroll item associated with a tax. What does this mean?
Each pay period you must replace the zero-tax amounts with the appropriate tax for each paycheck.
Payroll tax information for the federal, state, and local
agencies can change at various times throughout the tax year. To avoid
penalties, be sure to consult your tax agencies often for any change.
If you want to reinstate payroll tax calculations in QuickBooks, you must sign up for QuickBooks Payroll.
Process payroll manually
Learn about QuickBooks Payroll Services