What Is New of 2016 Payroll Income Tax Rate

by admin 15. December 2015 11:31

IRS published Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2016 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. Here are some majors changes an employer should know for Year 2016 payroll processing.

Social Security and Medicare Tax for 2016

- For social security, the tax rate is 6.2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2015. 
- The social security wage base limit is $118,500, 
unchanged from 2015. 
 
- The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2015. There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax.

 

IRS Announces new 2016 Tax Brackets and Standard Deduction

The new standard deduction for each dependent is $4050.00, which was $4000.00 in 2015.

 You can view 2016 Payroll Income Tax Withhold Tables here to see tax brackets changes and more details. 

 

 

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How to handle the paychecks for truck drivers

by admin 30. January 2013 08:44

EzPaycheck software is designed to simplify paycheck processing for small businesses. The 2013 version supports multiple Non-regular Wages to meet users' special needed. Here is an example:

Questions:
I can't find a payroll that will work for drivers paid by percentage. My Drivers percentage is done by the load and then the job. Some companies I pay higher percent than others but it’s all done by each load.

Answers:
EzPaycheck cannot calculate payment by percent automatically. However, the non-regular Wage item can help user handle it.

1. Start ezPaycheck payroll software, click the left menu "Company Settings->Wage Setup" to open Company Wage Setup screen.

2. Add two new payment type "Pay by Load" and "pay by job". Save the change.

3. When add a new check, enter the Pay by load amount and Pay by job amount, ezPaycheck will calculate the taxes automatically.

New users can try ezPaycheck 30 days free. No credit card needed and no obligation.

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How ezW2 software works with ezPaycheck payroll software

by admin 8. January 2013 06:15

EzPaycheck users who need more controls on W2 form printing can try ezW2 software too.

- ezW2 can print ALL W-2 forms (copy A, B, C, D, 1 and 2) and W-3 forms on plain paper. The black and white substitute forms of W-2 Copy A and W-3 are SSA-approved (Vendor ID: 1335).
- ezW2 can print W2 recipeint copies in 4-up formats. It can also print 2 red forms on the same sheet.

- ezW2 can print 1099 misc forms Copy 1, 2, B and C on white paper. IRS does not certify the substitute forms right now. You need to use the red-ink forms for 1099 MISC copy A and 1096.

- ezW2 also supports PDF and efile features.

print W2 forms How ezPaycheck works with ezW2 software

Followings are the steps to use ezPaycheck with ezW2:

1. start ezW2 software, remove employees and their W2 forms if needed. (optional)

delete employees w2 forms

2. start ezW2 software, click top menu "Import From EzPaycheck".

3. Select ezPaycheck accounts and import W2 forms or 1099 forms.

If you do not know your current ezPaycheck database file name and path, you can check this article http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll-software/switch-current-account.asp

 

4. Review and Edit W2/1099 forms and print them. Learn more here
http://www.halfpricesoft.com/w2-software/howto-file-print-w2-forms.asp

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IRS Revised 2013 Income Tax Tables. Employers Need to Use New Tax Tables As Soon As Possible

by admin 7. January 2013 06:39

After President Barack Obama signed the tax rate changes into law, IRS released the new updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 on Jan 3. The revised withholding tables show the new rates in effect for 2013 and supersede the tables published on Dec 31, 2012.

 

For 2013, the employee tax rate for social security increases to 6.2%. The social security wage base limit increases to $113,700. According to IRS, Employers should implement the 2013 revised withholding tables and new Social Security tax rate as soon as possible, but no later than February 15, 2013.

 

We have updated ezPaycheck 2013 payroll software for this change.

If you are a new user, you can download ezPaycheck 2013 and try it free for 30 days at

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp

 

If you are ezPaycheck 2012 users, we would like to suggest you to back up your database first then download ezPaycheck 2013 update package at

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_update_2013.asp

 

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FAQs about Year 2013 Payroll Software Updates

by admin 4. January 2013 07:17

IRS increases Social Security Tax to 6.2% for employees. EzPaycheck 2013 payroll software has been updated to implement this change and other tax rate changes.

2013 Income Tax Tables here: http://www.halfpricesoft.com/federal_income_tax_2013.asp

What is new for 2013 Income Taxes:  http://halfpricesoft.com/business-blog/post/2013/01/01/What-Is-New-of-2013-Payroll-Tax-Rate.aspx

1.       How to download ezPaycheck 2013

            If you are a new user, you can download ezPaycheck 2013 at

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp

 

If you are ezPaycheck 2012 users, we would like to suggest you to back up your database first then download ezPaycheck 2013 update package at

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_update_2013.asp

 

 

2.       I downloaded version 3.3.3 to generate the first check. Then I updated  ezPaycheck to the latest version to generate the second check. Why the net pay and taxes on the second check are different from the first check

 

IRS published new tax rate on Jan 3 2013 which overwrite the tax rate published on Dec 31, 2012.

 

Version 3.3.6 use the tax rate published on Jan 3, 2013

Version 3.3.5 and earlier use tax rate published on Dec 31, 2012

 

 

3.       Why I need to update ezPaycheck 2012 to ezPaycheck 2013?

EzPaycheck 2012 comes with 2012 tax tables. If you need to handle payroll in Year 2013, you should use Year 2013 income tax rate. You can find Year 2013 tax rate change there

 

 

Social Security Tax increases to 6.2% for employees. IRS asks employers to start using the new social security rate as soon as possible in Year 2013 but not later than Feb 15, 2013.

 

You can get more information about income tax change here

http://halfpricesoft.com/business-blog/post/2013/01/01/What-Is-New-of-2013-Payroll-Tax-Rate.aspx

 

4.       How will I know my current version?

You can click the ezPaycheck top menu “Help->About ezPaycheck”

 

5.       How can I know a new version is available?

We will inform you by email when a new version is available. You can also check the latest version yourself by clicking the ezPaycheck top menu “help->Check for updates”.

 

6.       I have not finished my 2012 payroll, should I download ezPaycheck 2013 update package now?

You should finish your 2012 paychecks first because you should use 2012 income tax rate for year 2012 paychecks.

 

 You can print W-2 forms later. EzPaycheck 2013 can print Year 2012 W-2 Forms.

 

7.       After I installed ezPaycheck 2013, I still see 2011 940 Form. Is it correct?

IRS has not published Year 2012 940 form yet. We will release a new version once this form is available. Current ezPaycheck 2013 users can get this update package for free.

 

8.       After I installed ezPaycheck 2013, I still see 2012 941 Form. Is it correct?

IRS has not published Year 2013 941 form yet. We will release a new version once this form is available. Current ezPaycheck 2013 users can get this update package for free.

 

 

9.       Is my payroll data safe when I run ezPaycheck 2013 update package? Will it transfer my 2012 data to ezPaycheck 2013?

Your data should be safe. However, we still like to suggest you always backup your data first. When ezPaycheck 2012 users run ezPaycheck 2013 update package, it should transfer all the data to ezPaycheck 2013 automatically. However if your machine has higher security settings, ezPaycheck may not be able to transfer the data automatically.

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What Is New with 2013 Social Security Tax

by admin 3. January 2013 02:12

What Is Social Security Tax

The Social Security tax is a payroll tax that was started by the United States Government in the 1930s. This tax is imposed upon working people and their employers.

 

What Is New In Year 2013

For 2013, the employee tax rate for social security increases to 6.2%. The social security wage base limit increases to $113,700. The employer tax rate for social security is still 6.2%.

 

Employers should implement the 6.2% employee social security tax rate as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2013. After implementing the new 6.2% rate, employers should make an adjustment in a subsequent pay period to correct any underwithholding of social security tax as soon as possible, but not later than March 31, 2013.

 

We have updated ezPaycheck 2013 Payroll Software to implement this Social Security Tax Increase.  You are welcome to download and try ezPaycheck payroll software free for 30 days with no obligation and no credit card needed.

 

Related Links

·      What Is New of 2013 Payroll Tax Rate

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/business-blog/post/2013/01/01/What-Is-New-of-2013-Payroll-Tax-Rate.aspx

 

·         2013 Income Tax Table

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/federal_income_tax_2013.asp

 

·         Small Business Payroll Software Solution

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

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What Is New for 2013 Payroll Tax Rate

by admin 1. January 2013 08:33

After President Barack Obama signed the tax rate changes into law, IRS released the new updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 on Jan 3. The revised withholding tables show the new rates in effect for 2013 and supersede the tables published on Dec 31, 2012.

Click here to see 2013 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. We have released the new 2013 ezPaycheck Payroll Software for the tax changes.

What's New

2013 withholding tables.  This notice includes the 2013 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. Employers should implement the 2013 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2013. Use the 2012 withholding tables until you implement the 2013 withholding tables.

Social security tax
For 2013, the employee tax rate for social security increases to
6.2%. The social security wage base limit increases to $113,700.

Employers should implement the 6.2% employee social security tax rate as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2013. After implementing the new 6.2% rate, employers should make an adjustment in a subsequent pay period to correct any underwithholding of social security tax as soon as possible, but not later than March 31, 2013.

Medicare Tax
The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax.

Additional Medicare Tax Withholding
In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1.45%, you must withhold a
0.9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold.

Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding
You can view 2013 Federal Tax Table here

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/federal_income_tax_2013.asp

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FAQs about 2013 ezPaycheck Software Updates

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