Why am I entering the Qualified Health Plan Expense/Employee Retention credit amount in the Contribution? Won’t this affect my employee?

No, this will not affect your employee or be displayed to them at all. In order to expedite making the COVID-19 credits available to our customers, Zenefits relied on existing framework within our system. This means that in order to enter the credits for Employee Retention and Qualified Health Plan Expense, you'll need to use the Contribution section of an employee's pay stub that was previously reserved for employer contributions to the employee.

contribution section of pay stub

Note: Employers that wish to take advantage of any  COVID-19 tax relief credit options must make sure they understand:

  • Any limits to the amount of credits they can claim
  • Reporting requirements when claiming credits through payroll or other IRS Forms
  • Restrictions on an employer's ability to claim credits and seek other relief options

For more details see the IRS resources on Employee Retention Credit.

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