ezPaycheck: How to add a new payroll deduction and withhold it from each paycheck automatically
ezPaycheck payroll software is very flexible. With ezPaycheck, user can easily add a new deduction to handle IRA plan, insurance, garnishment, donation, dependent care, flexible account, local taxes or more. Here are the steps on how to add a new payroll deduction:
Step 1. Add a deduction
1.1. Start ezPaycheck, click the left menu “Company Settings->Deductions” to open the Company Deduction Setup screen.
1.2. Check one Customized deduction item, then clicked the button behind it to open the Deduction Details screen.
1.3. Input the new name (ie: My_dedution).
1.4. If this is a deduction by percent, please check the "Deduction in percentage of wage" option box. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
1.5. Exemptions: if it is a pretax deduction (ie: exempt from FICA tax, fedetal/state tax), you can check exemption option box. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
1.6. Click the "Save" button on Deduction Details screen.
1.7. Click the "Save" button on Company Deduction Setup screen to update the database.
Step 2. Edit employee settings to specify the rate/amount of the new deduction
2.1. Select one employee from employee list and edited his deduction option.
2.2. Enter the amount or percent value.
2.3. Click "next" button until the last page, then click the "Finish" button to save the change.
Step 3. Generate a new check
- If you added a new pre-tax deduction (because you check the exempt option in step 1.5) , you will see lower taxable income or lower FICA taxable income on screen.
- If it is post-tax deduction, you will see the same values for Gross Payment, Taxable Income and FICA Taxable Income on screen.