QuickBooks Payroll Tax Tables

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This is a guide for buying QuickBooks and your options regarding their payroll tax table subscription.

QuickBooks offers an optional tax table program to go with their accounting program currently for $299 per year on a subscription basis. They also sunset their programs which makes it impossible for you to buy a tax table update for the program you just bought after three years, so you have to upgrade, buying the program again. This ensures that you will be hooked once you sign up. At their current prices, over three years you will pay for the program and three tax tables, for an estimated $1200 or more.

This is a good solution to get your payroll done "in house" if you have more than ten employees because it will save a TON of time. But if you have fewer than ten employees, you may want to consider other options than to buy the payroll subscription.

Their instructions on how to do this are in very small, hard to find print. So I will tell you here how to accomplish this. At the main icon bar choose Employees, then Add a Payroll Service. The next screen has three choices, and under these boxes is a sentence that says: Information on how to enter payroll information into QuickBooks if you don't use QuickBooks payroll> Learn More. (click there)

Next page is about Calculating payroll manually, and about half way through the page is the button to select to calculate QB's Payroll manually. You can also access this link through the HELP link on the icon bar.

But then what? Unless you know how to calculate payroll manually, and have all the deduction percentages on a cheat sheet at your desk, you might want to seek help setting up your company to calculate the payroll.

I have figured out how to set up the manual system in an automated way.  Feel free to check out my items for sale, which includes a Manual Payroll Setup that doesn't need the subscription. See the link at the top of the page.

If you found this guide helpful, please mark the appropriate box below. Thank you! Judi aka Mooncaat

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