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How do I update tax tables for QuickBooks Payroll?

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For QuickBooks to calculate your payroll taxes and provide payroll forms, you must be signed up for a QuickBooks payroll service and be able to connect to the Internet. Intuit recommends that you update your tax tables every time you pay your employees, or at least every 45 days, to ensure that you have the most current tax tables.

Do I have the latest tax table update?

To check your tax table version:

  1. Go to the Employees menu, select My Payroll Service, and then Tax Table Information.

    In the Tax Table Information section, the "You are using tax table version" field should show 103 as the first three numbers of your tax table. These numbers indicate the tax table is effective January 1st, 2016.

  1. Click OK to close the window.
To update your tax tables in QuickBooks
  1. From the QuickBooks Help menu, choose Update QuickBooks.
  2. Select the Update Now tab.
  3. Choose Get Updates to download the payroll update. 
  4. To view the contents of the most recent update, select Maintenance Releases or choose Help, select My License Information, note the Tax Table Version and Tax Table Expiry Date

Note: You will automatically receive these updates if you have Automatic Update selected on the Options tab. Automatic Product updates may be blocked by your system security. If you encounter an error, you will need to download the manual update.

Installing the QuickBooks Payroll Update by CD
  1. With QuickBooks running, back up your company file(s) by selecting Backup from the File menu.
  2. Exit from QuickBooks, then shut down your computer.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Shut down all other open programs, including virus protection software. (These can interfere with the Installer.)
  5. Insert the Payroll Update CD-ROM into your CD drive. The Install Wizard should start automatically. If it doesn’t, proceed to Step 6.
  6. Select Run from the Start menu, browse to your CD drive.
  7. Select setup.exe, click Open and then click OK.
  8. Follow the instructions on your screen.

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