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Quarterly deposit frequency

Scheduled payments set up with a quarterly deposit frequency are typically due on a specified day of the first month that follows the end of the quarter. The deposit period and due date are determined by the rules and guidelines enforced by the agency.

For example, your state tax agency may require that you deposit your payroll taxes on the last day of the month (April 30th) for payroll taxes that accrued during the prior quarter (January 1 through March 31). When you set up your scheduled tax payments with a quarterly deposit frequency, QuickBooks uses the agency guidelines to calculate the due date along with the accrued amounts in the Payroll Center.

What if the due date falls on a non-banking day?

If the due date for a payroll tax payment falls on a non-banking day, such as a weekend or a holiday, most agencies consider the payment timely if it's settled on the next banking day. However, different agencies can have different guidelines for settlement dates and may observe additional holidays as non-banking days. QuickBooks typically adjusts the date according to the agency's guidelines.

For information about the federal or your state agency's requirements and guidelines about deposit frequencies, visit the Go onlinePayroll Tax Compliance page and select your federal agency or state.

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