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CA 2009 Revised Withholding Schedules

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The California Employment Development Department has published an April 2009 revision to the California Personal Income Tax (PIT) Withholding Schedules for 2009.
The updated PIT Withholding Schedules are effective January 1, 2009. Intuit QuickBooks Payroll released Payroll Update 20911 on April 23, 2009 to implement these changes.The revised PIT Withholding Schedules will increase the withholding tax calculations by 0.25% for each wage bracket.
No adjustments are necessary or required by the agency for tax withheld prior to using the updated calculations, although the agency is requesting that employers begin using the revised PIT Withholding Schedules as soon as possible.
You may be affected if you currently withhold California income taxes from employees and make withholding tax payments in the State of California or if you currently have a valid California Employer Account Number.
Intuit QuickBooks Payroll will modify the withholding tax tables in the next Payroll Update 20…

Quarterly Payroll Tax Checklist - Federal & Nevada

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Are you processing payroll using QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll?

If you aren't, you should be!


Those of us how process our own payroll using QuickBooks Enhanced payroll are fortunate because Enhanced Payroll now includes the ability to produce State Unemployment Forms and, in Nevada, a great worksheet for Modified Business Tax.

This is a great service because it makes Quarterly Payroll Tax reporting so easy. I process Payroll taxes for California, Idaho, and Nevada and absolutely love the forms Intuit has included in this service.

If you haven't upgraded to the Enhanced Payroll Service, take a look online at the cost & features....I think you will find it is worth the price....it saves so much time and reduces the potential for "human error."

Here's a handy checklist for Federal and Nevada Quarterly Payroll Tax Processing. Your state may have different reports, but you can use this guide to start your own checklist.

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Can't Email from QuickBooks?

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Recently a client mentioned that she was having trouble emailing invoices from QuickBooks. The trouble started after she upgraded from QuickBooks 2006 to QuickBooks 2009. She had always emailed before, but now there seemed to be a problem.

If you are having problems, you may try the following steps to see if that will correct your issues:

Go to the “Edit” menu and select “Preferences.”

Select “Service Connection” and from the “My Preferences” tab, UN-CHECK the box next to “If QuickBooks is run by my browser, don’t close it after Web Connect is done.”




Once finished, select Save & Close. Now try sending a client invoice to yourself to assure that things are working correctly again.

By the way, it is a good idea to send yourself a Bcc whenever you send invoices to your clients....lets' you know that the email went through and allows you to see what your client sees.

I also like to keep a folder in my email by month....I store all emailed invoices. Then if a client says he didn'…

COBRA Subsidy Information

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IRS Releases Information to Help Employers Claim COBRA Medical Coverage Credit on Payroll Tax Form
IR-2009-15, Feb. 26, 2009WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released new detailed information that will help employers claim credit for the COBRA medical premiums they pay for their former employees.The IRS unveiled new information on this Web site, IRS.gov, that includes an extensive set of questions and answers for employers. In addition, the Web site contains a revised version of the quarterly payroll tax return that employers will use to claim credit for the COBRA medical premiums they pay for their former employees.Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, will also be sent to about 2 million employers in mid-March. The form is used to claim the new COBRA premium assistance payments credit, beginning with the first quarter of 2009.“This is the first step in our effort to provide employers with information on this important health benefit for people who have lost…

"Classic" Payroll Adjustment Window

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Long time users of QuickBooks have sometimes lamented that the old interface to adjust everything in payroll is no longer there. For all of the improvements that payroll functionality has had, the loss of a simple way to adjust any payroll item in any period was missing.

Well - good news. It isn't gone, just hard to find. With this simple trick you can get there.


First, go to the help menu and select "About QuickBooks."



With that screen displaying (which shows your version, product number, license number, etc) Press the Alt, Control and Y buttons at the same time. This will bring up a window which will let you adjust any payroll item for any employee in any time period!




Give it a try the next time you need to make adjustments and just can't find the way to do so.

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A List of All Names in QuickBooks?

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Have you ever wanted to see and have the ability to manipulate a list of all names in QuickBooks - Vendors, Customers, Employees, and Other Names?

Well, here is a great little tip to do just that.

Go to the "Write Checks" window and click on the "Pay to the Order of" line. Now press the Control and L buttons at the same time.



This will bring up a Name List, which you can sort by Name, Name Type, or Balance.



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