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How to Withhold 401K Contribution from Each Paycheck Automatically

ezPaycheck payroll software makes small business payroll an easy job. It includes multiple customized deduction and tax fields to support 401K deduction and more.

Step 1: Start ezPaycheck and click the left menu "Company Settings" then "Deductions" to view the "Company Deduction Setup" screen

Step 2: Add/Edit the 401K deduction

2.1 Check one deduction field, click settings button(...) behind it to enter the details

2.2 Enter the deduction name(ie: 401k, SEP IRA, Roth IRA)

2.3 Enter the Yearly Deduction Uplimit.

2.4 You can set up this deduction by amount or by percent

2.5 Select the exemptions based on your plan

2.6 Speicfy the W2 option

2.7 Save your changes on each step

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Step 3: Edit employee profile and enter the withhold amount or percent for 401K plan

401K deduction setup
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Step 4: Add a new check

You will see the 401K deduction on the new check. If needed, you can modify the value when you add a new check.

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