QuickBooks 2014 FUTA Correction

Written by Charlie Russell

In a recent article, I described an error in QuickBooks FUTA calculations. Intuit is pushing out a patch for QuickBooks 2014, but they’re using an alternate update method to what they normally use.

I’ve discussed the ULIP patch method before – it’s a way for Intuit to push out urgent, critical fixes quickly, without having to wait for an “R-level” major patch. This is a good news/bad news issue as far as I’m concerned. The good news is that critical fixes can be distributed to users much more quickly than usual. The bad news is that it’s VERY hard to tell if you actually HAVE this patch applied to your installation. I wish Intuit could come up with some way so we could tell if these patches are installed! See Intuit support article INF23122 for details on ULIP/critical fixes and how to ensure they’re installed.

This critical fix addresses several important issues in QuickBooks 2014:

These are all important fixes. I recommend you try to get this update installed if you’ve run into any of these issues. Again, look at article INF23122.

About the author

Charlie Russell

Charlie Russell has been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70's, and remembers releasing his first commercial accounting software product when you had an 8-bit microcomputer with one 8 inch floppy disk drive. He has a special interest in inventory and manufacturing software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor with additional certifications for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Enterprise, as well as being a Xero Certified Partner. Charlie started blogging about QuickBooks in 2008 (Practical QuickBooks) and has been writing for the Accountex Report (formerly the Sleeter Report) since 2011. He retired from accounting and QuickBooks activities in early 2018.

Visit his CCRSoftware web site for information about his QuickBooks add-on products. He is also the author of the California Wildflower Hikes blog.


  • This is very sloppy on Intuit’s part. I performed a manual override on all of my returns. Most everyone I
    know has completed their payroll returns this late in January. By now we are all deep into 1099 preparation.
    I continue to be disappointed by the decline of Quickbooks and specifically Quickbooks support.

  • I have followed all the directions to correct the IRS Form 940 error but…the override is “grayed out” so I am unable to correct the error. I am preparing a 940 report with employees in multiple states so my error is coming from Schedule A of IRS Form 940.

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