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Enter miscellaneous state or local payroll tax information
(employee defaults)

If most of your employees are subject to the same miscellaneous state or local taxes, you can add those taxes to the employee defaults. QuickBooks then prefills the taxes when you set up the payroll records for individual employees.

You need an "other" tax payroll item for each miscellaneous state or local tax you add to your employee default setup. If the payroll item for the tax you want is not listed, click from the drop-down list. When you have set up the "other" tax payroll item, QuickBooks returns you to the Taxes window.

Have you set up payroll items?

Have you set up payroll items?

To do this task

  1. Click Employee Center.

  2. Click Manage Employee Information at the top of the list and click Change New Employee Default Settings.

  3. Click the Taxes button and click the Other tab.

  4. Click the Item Name drop-down list and choose the tax you want to apply.

  5. Fill in the fields for this tax only if the information applies to most (or all) of your employees:

    • If you are not asked for the tax rate, QuickBooks already has the rate in its tax tables. You can receive regular payroll updates, which include current tax tables, when you subscribe to QuickBooks Payroll. To learn more about QuickBooks Payroll, display the QuickBooks Payroll web site.

      Display the QuickBooks Payroll web site
    • If your employees are subject to taxes for different counties, cities, or school districts, you can customize the information when you set up the payroll tax information for each employee.

      For additional information that will help you fill in the fields, go to the Go onlinePayroll Tax Compliance page.

  6. If most employees are subject to a second miscellaneous state or local tax, choose a second tax on the next line. Fill in the fields only if the information applies to most or all of your employees. Click the name of the tax to display the fields for the tax.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To continue entering tax information, click either the Federal or the State tab.

    • If you have no more tax information to enter, click OK to return to the Employee Defaults window.

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