If your QuickBooks data shows that you have over or underpaid your payroll
tax liabilities in previous quarters, you need to adjust your payroll
liabilities to match your payroll tax forms. Use one of the following solutions
to correct your QuickBooks payroll tax information:
If you have overpaid your payroll tax liabilities, get a refund from the
government and enter the
liability refund in QuickBooks.
If you have not recorded that you paid some or all of your payroll tax
liabilities in previous quarters,
enter a prior liability payment.
Make sure that you enter the appropriate quarter-end date in the For Period
Ending field and the actual date that you paid the liabilities in the Payment
You should also check to see if you have one or both of the following
Did you use a "regular" check
to pay your payroll liabilities and taxes?
Did you combine payments for SUI with
payments for a local tax (such as ETT)?
If your payments look correct, check to
see if another problem is keeping you from reconciling your tax forms with
your QuickBooks data.