QuickBooks: How to enter miscellaneous state or tax information

(individual employees)

In QuickBooks, regardless of how you’ve set up your employee defaults, you can customize the miscellaneous state and tax information for each of your employee. Then, QuickBooks will use this information when you write a paycheck for the employee.

You need an ‘other’ tax payroll item for each miscellaneous state or tax.

To do this task

Step 1 – Click on Employee Center.

Step 2 – Click on the Employees tab, if required.

Step 3 – If the employee is already on the list, then double-click on the employee’s name.

Step 4 – Click on the Change tabs drop-down menu and select Payroll and Compensation Info.

Step 5 – Click on the Taxes button. Click on Other tab.

Step 6 – If the employee is subject to one of the miscellaneous state or taxes in the drop-down list in the Item Name field, then select that tax.

If the tax you want is not listed, choose from the drop-down list and set up a new “other” tax payroll item.

Step 7 – If any blank fields appear on the Other tab for the tax you chose, fill them in.

Step 8 – If the employee is subject to more taxes, choose them from the drop-down list.

Step 9Do one of the following:-

  • Select either the Federal or the State tab to continue entering tax information.
  • Click OK to return to the New or Edit Employee window if you have no more tax information to enter.


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