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What to do if your workers compensation reports look wrong

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Did you use the Workers Compensation Wizard to set up your Workers Compensation feature?

QuickBooks cannot accurately calculate your workers compensation premiums unless you set up the Workers Compensation feature before you run your payroll. If you did not do this, go to the Workers Compensation Wizard and complete it now.

Wage amounts look wrong Check your workers compensation preferences to make sure you excluded overtime premiums (if you were supposed to) or didn't (if you were not supposed to).

Set your workers compensation preferences to exclude or include overtime premiums (as required by your workers compensation carrier) and rerun the report.

Does your workers compensation carrier require you to pay premiums on compensation other than hourly and salary wages, such as tips, housing allowances, or meals? QuickBooks does not support workers compensation tracking for these types of compensation. You will have to calculate premiums for these items manually.
The rate for a workers compensation code is incorrect. Check the Workers Comp List to find out whether you entered the correct rate for the code. Check also that you set the rate to go in effect on the correct date.  

Your experience modification rate is missing from the Exp. Mod. column

Check the Workers Comp List to find out whether you set up your experience modification rate—and that you set it to go in effect on the correct date.

You cannot set up your experience modification factor retroactively. If you forgot to set it up, take the total in the WC Premium column and multiply it by your experience modification factor to get your adjusted workers compensation premium.

The experience modification rate in the Exp. Mod. column is wrong Check the Workers Comp List to find out whether you entered the correct rate for your experience modification rate. Check also that you set it to go in effect on the correct date.

You can change the rate retroactively. The change does not affect individual paycheck transactions, however, it does update the following Workers Compensation reports: Workers Comp Summary, Workers Comp by Code and Employee, Workers Comp by Job Summary, and Workers Comp Detail.

If there is a difference between the totals on the reports and your liability totals (which are calculated based on paycheck data), you may have to make a manual adjustment.

What if my reports don't match my liabilities?

Do you pay workers compensation insurance premiums in more than one state? Follow the instructions for using the Workers Compensation feature when you pay insurance premiums in more than one state.

See also

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