California Payroll Form Changes for 2011- Form DE 9 and DE 9C Software

 

Effective January 1, 2011, California employers will report total subject wages, Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Disability Insurance (DI) taxable wages and contributions, by filing a New Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE 9) quarterly instead of annually. Payroll Mate helps California employers comply with The CA Employment Development Department regulations and rules.

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Employers will continue to report employee wages and personal income tax withheld quarterly on the New Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C).

Payroll Mate generates and prints both forms: CA DE9 and CA DE 9C.

The new forms will replace the Annual Reconciliation Statement (DE 7) and the Quarterly Wage and Withholding Report (DE 6).

California employers are still required to pay their contributions with the DE 88. Deposit due dates will not be affected by this change. In spring 2011, employers will have more options available to electronically file returns, and make deposits and payments on outstanding liabilities.

For 2010, employers can use Payroll Mate 2010 to file California DE 7 and DE 6.

Payroll Mate worked directly with the EDD to update the payroll software to comply with new California regulations.

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California DE 9 Form | California DE 9C Form

 

Payroll Mate payroll software has been approved by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to generate and print California payroll forms DE 9 and DE 9C. Employers and payroll departments in the state of California can use our California Payroll software to file the new forms starting first quarter 2011.

Several important payroll tax reporting changes will take place beginning with the first quarter of 2011. The California Annual Reconciliation Statement (DE 7) will be eliminated for the tax year 2011. California employers will file the NEW Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE 9) to report contributions due each quarter. In addition to the DE 9, employers will file a Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C) in place of the Quarterly Wage and Withholding Report (DE 6).

Each quarter, California employers are required to complete a Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE 9). It is used to reconcile California payroll tax payments and the total subject wages reported for the quarter. The payroll form is due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 each year.

California employers use the Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C) to report employee wages subject to Unemployment Insurance (UI), Employment Training Tax (ETT), State Disability Insurance (SDI), and to report Personal Income Tax (PIT) withheld and PIT wages.

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2011 FICA Rate | 2011 FICA Rates

The FICA rates have changed for tax year 2011. Our small business payroll software has been updated to reflect these changes. If you are an employer, small business or payroll service provider you can use Payroll Mate to comply with the new payroll tax calculations.

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Below are the 2011 FICA Rates:

Employee Social Security 2011 FICA Rate: 4.2% (in 2011 the employee rate does not match the employer one)

Employer Social Security 2011 FICA Rate: 6.2%

Employee Medicare 2011 FICA Rate: 1.45%

Employer Medicare 2011 FICA Rate: 1.45%

The maximum amount of wages subject to the social security tax for 2011 is $106,800. There is no limit on the amount of wages subject to the Medicare tax.

FICA stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.  FICA taxes are comprised of two separate taxes, social security and Medicare taxes that are paid on wages earned for services performed.  Employers withhold and pay their employees’ share of the FICA taxes and also pay the employer share. FICA is imposed by federal government to fund Social Security and Medicare federal programs. Employers should implement the 4.2% employee social security tax rate as soon as possible, but not later than January 31, 2011. After implementing the new 4.2% FICA rate, employers should make an offsetting adjustment in a subsequent pay period to correct any over withholding of social security tax as soon as possible, but not later than March 31, 2011.

2011 Payroll Changes | 2011 Federal Tax Tables | Payroll Tax 2011

 

Below is a summary of the main Payroll Tax Changes for 2011 including 2011 Federal Tax Tables and 2011 State Payroll Tax. Our payroll software allows small businesses and accountants implement the new payroll changes easily and stress FREE.

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2011 Federal Withholding Tables

The 2011 Federal Income Tax tables issued by the IRS reflect the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts and the expiration of “Making Work Pay Tax Credit” included in the “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”.  Some employees will see an increase in their Federal Income Tax Withholding in 2011 due to the expiration of “Making Work Pay Tax Credit”.

2011 Social Security Tax and 2011 Medicare Tax Rates

For 2011, the employee tax rate for social security is 4.2%.

The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6.2%.

The 2011 social security wage base limit is $106,800.

In 2011, the Medicare tax rate is 1.45% each for employers and employees, unchanged from 2010. There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax.

Employers should implement the 4.2% employee social security tax rate as soon as possible, but not later than January 31, 2011.

2011 Advance payment of earned income credit (EIC).

The option of receiving advance payroll payments of EIC expires on December 31, 2010. Individuals eligible for EIC in 2011 can still claim the credit when they file their 2011 federal income tax return.

State Withholding Tables as of January 1 2011 (some states might update their tables during January 2011 or later in the year) .

Alabama 2011 Withholding

No Change so far for tax year 2011
 

Arizona 2011 Withholding

 Withholding requirements have been updated.

California 2011 Withholding

CALIFORNIA WITHHOLDING SCHEDULES FOR 2011 have been updated. 

Connecticut 2011 Withholding

Withholding tables stayed the same.

DC 2011 Withholding

 New Withholding Allowances for the Year 2011

Hawaii 2011 Withholding

New  HAWAII INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING RATES, METHODS, AND TAX TABLES Effective January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2015

Idaho 2011 Withholding

 No Change so far for tax year 2011

Illinois 2011 Withholding

 No Change so far for tax year 2011

Iowa 2011 Withholding

 No Change so far for tax year 2011

Kansas 2011 Withholding

 No change. The withholding tables you will need to compute the amount of Kansas tax to withhold for each employee or payee have been in effect since January 1, 1999.

Kentucky 2011 Withholding

2011 Kentucky Tax Rate Schedule
2% of the fi rst $3,000 of net income
3% of the next $1,000 of net income
4% of the next $1,000 of net income
5% of the next $3,000 of net income
5.8% of the next $67,000 of net income
6% of the net income in excess of $75,000

Maine 2011 Withholding

 New tables for 2011. Amount Per Withholding Allowance (for monthly employees) is $237.50 .

Michigan 2011 Withholding

 New 2011 withholding tables : Withholding Rate: 4.35% Personal Exemption Amount: $3,700

Minnesota 2011 Withholding

 New withholding tables: Withholding allowance for 2011 is $3,700.

Missouri 2011 Withholding

There is a new 2011 MISSOURI WITHHOLDING TAX FORMULA. STANDARD DEDUCTION — Annual amount is: $5,800 if employee is single, $5,800 if employee is married and spouse works, $11,600 if employee is married and spouse does not work (this is determined by the check box on Form MOW-4, Line 2, and is not a separate filing status), $8,500 if employee’s filing status is Head of Household. MO W-4 ALLOWANCES — Annual amount is:$2,100 for the first allowance and $1,200 for each additional allowance if employee is single or married and spouse works, $2,100 for the first allowance, $2,100 for the second allowance (for the nonworking spouse) and $1,200 for each additional allowance if the employee is married and spouse does not work; $3,500 for the first allowance and $1,200 for each additional allowance thereafter if the employee’s filing status is Head of Household.

Montana 2011 Withholding

No Change so far for 2011.

New Jersey 2011 Withholding

No Change so far for tax year 2011.

New Mexico 2011 Withholding

NEW MEXICO has issued new withholding tables. The Annual withholding allowance is $3,750.00. 

North Carolina 2011 Withholding

The N.C DOR has issued new  Income Tax Withholding Tables and Instructions for Employers. There have been no changes in withholding tables.

North Dakota 2011 Withholding

New withholding rates effective for wages paid on or after January 1, 2011.

Ohio 2011 Withholding

 No updates so far.

Oklahoma 2011 Withholding

 New withholding tables for 2011. Amount of Each Annual Withholding Allowance is $ 1,000.00.

Oregon 2011 Withholding

New tables. The updated Oregon Withholding Tax Formulas reflect the last phase of increasing the federal tax subtraction to $5,950 and changes due to recently enacted legislation. Employees may notice a change in the amount of Oregon tax withheld.

Rhode Island 2011 Withholding

New tables effective January 1, 2011. For annual payroll periods the Amount of one Withholding exemption is 1,000.00. HOWEVER, IF: Annual wages are more than 195,000.00 the Amount of one withholding exemption is $0.00 .

Utah 2011 Withholding

 New withholding tables for 2011.

Vermont 2011 Withholding

New withholding tables for 2011. One withholding allowance equals $3700.00

Wisconsin 2011 Withholding

No Change so far for 2011

The following states do not have personal income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada , New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming and Washington.

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Payroll Tax Cut | Payroll Tax Reduction | 2011 Payroll Software

 

2011 Payroll Software from PayrollMate.com Updates Payroll Withholding Tables to Include Changes Introduced by The Tax-cut Bill.

 

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Payroll Mate Payroll Software makes it easy for accountants, businesses and payroll staffs to comply with the new IRS payroll tax withholding changes introduced by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.

For 2011, the employee tax rate for social security is 4.2%. The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6.2%. The 2011 social security wage base limit is $106,800. In 2011, the Medicare tax rate is 1.45% each for employers and employees, unchanged from 2010. There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Employers should implement the 4.2% employee social security tax rate as soon as possible, but not later than January 31, 2011.

All users of Payroll Mate 2011 will get the new payroll updates for free. The software maker is also advising small businesses that are still doing payroll by hand to start using a payroll software solution, which offers serious benefits, from increased payroll preparation efficiency to tangible cost savings.

Payroll Mate makes doing payroll easy, smooth, predictable, and of course affordable through a set of powerful and flexible payroll management capabilities that allow small businesses to operate smarter and save money.

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