How to Calculate California Income Tax Withholdings
Paying employees accurately and on time is very important for any business. Usually you can calculate California payroll income tax withholdings in the following ways.
Calculate California it manually by using state tax table
Use payroll software to simplify the tax calculations
Hire an accountant
Option 1: Calculate CA State Income Tax Manually
If you like to calcualte state tax withholdings manually, you can refer to the California tax tables and step by step guide here.
Option 2: Payroll Software Saves CA Businesses Time and Money
EzPaycheck Payroll software is a good choice for many small business employers. Once you set up company and employee, ezPaycheck will calculate California income tax for you automatically. Here are the quick guide.
ezPaycheck payroll software has been trusted by thousands of successful businesses for more than one decade. It helps you process payroll taxes, print paychecks and file tax forms easily and smoothly.
If you have not installed this software, you can download and try it free for 30 days with no obligation and no credit card needed. This paycheck software is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Me, 2003, 2000 and Vista systems.
Step 1: Download and install ezPaycheck payroll software
We have ezPaycheck 2008 to current available from our site. Please choose the right version to download. For example: If you need to calculate Year 2014 income tax, please download ezPaycheck 2014.
Step 2: Set up Company
Select the rigth Pay Period
Start ezPaycheck application, click the left menu "Company Settings" then click the sub menu "Company" to open the company setup screen. Please make sure you select the correct Pay Period there.
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Set up company tax information option
You can click the left menu "Company Settings" then click the sub menu "Tax Information" to open the company tax setup screen
Step 3: Set up Employee Profile
Enter employee address correctly
Start ezPaycheck application, click the left menu "Employees" then click the sub menu "Add Employee" to add employee profile. EzPaycheck calculates state tax based on employee address.
Enter the tax option for this employees
Step 4: Add and Print a check
You can click the "ADD" button above check list on the main screen to add a new check. Or you can click the ezPaycheck payroll software left menu "Checks" then click the sub menu "New Check" to open New Check screen.
You can select one or multiple paychecks from list and click the Print button to print paychecks together.