2012 Form 940 Schedule A – List of Credit Reduction States for 2012


Payroll Mate has been updated to include the 2012 Schedule-A of form 940 (Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment FUTA Tax Return).

The 2012 version of Payroll Mate can be downloaded from the link below:

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If you paid FUTA taxable wages that were also subject to state unemployment taxes in any states that are subject to credit reduction, then you need to fill out Schedule-A (Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information).

Credit reduction states are states that did not repay the money they borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits. The Department of Labor determines the credit reduction states for each year at the end of the year (mid November).

List of credit reduction states for 2012:

Arizona 0.3%

Arkansas 0.6%

California 0.6%

Connecticut 0.6%

Delaware 0.3%

Florida 0.6%

Georgia 0.6%

Indiana 0.9%

Kentucky 0.6%

Missouri 0.6%

Nevada 0.6%

New Jersey 0.6%

New York 0.6%

North Carolina 0.6%

Ohio 0.6%

Rhode Island 0.6%

Vermont 0.3%

Virgin Islands 1.5%

Wisconsin 0.6%


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Bulk TIN Matching Software

Starting with the 2012 / 2013 tax season our W2 Mate software supports Bulk TIN Matching (complies with IRS Publication 2108A).

Bulk TIN Matching gives 1099 payers the ability to check the TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) provided by the payee (recipient) against the IRS records.

Bulk TIN Matching will allow authorized users to submit up to 100,000 name/TIN combinations for matching.

Bulk TIN Matching requests must be submitted to the IRS in a special file format via the IRS eServices website.

You can use W2 Mate software to generate the Bulk TIN Matching request file, which you can send to the IRS for processing.

Within 24 hours of sending a Bulk TIN Matching request to the IRS, the submitter will receive a response file, which indicates the status of each TIN/Name combination.

You can use W2 Mate software to read and analyze the Bulk TIN Matching response file you receive from the IRS e-Services website. W2 Mate will break down the results in an easy to ready format.

Our Bulk TIN Matching software is available for immediate download from our website by clicking the link below:

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The Bulk TIN Matching feature inside W2 Mate software are 1099 filers issuing Form 1099 Statements of Income for Recipients of Proceeds from:

» Merchant Card Third Party Network Payments (1099-K)

» Real Estate Brokers and Barter Exchange Transactions (1099-B)

» Dividends and Distributions (1099-DIV)

» Interest Income (1099-INT)

» Miscellaneous Income (1099-MISC)

» Original Issue Discount (1099-OID)

» Taxable Distributions Received from Cooperatives (1099-PATR)

Bulk-TIN-Matching Support inside W2 Mate software

IRS Bulk TIN Matching


Visit 1099 software page to learn more and for free download.

1099 MISC Pressure Seal

Our W2 Mate (W2 1099 software) now supports the ability to print 1099 MISC Pressure Seal forms.

The printed 8.5 X 14 inch self-sealing document includes the following parts:

  1. Top part is the 1099-MISC copy B form (for the recipient).
  2. The middle part is the instructions for the recipient.
  3. The third (bottom part) includes the filer (sender) and recipient addresses.

This new feature inside W2 Mate is attractive to users processing volumes of 1099 Miscellaneous Income forms. Using a pressure seal system helps filers maximize volume while minimizing processing time and cost.

The screenshot below shows the anatomy of a Pressure Seal 1099 MISC form generated by W2 Mate.

Anatomy of a Pressure Seal 1099 MISC form generated by W2 Mate.

Click here to learn more about W2 Mate and its W2 1099 printing capabilities.

Form 1099-K for Transportation Companies Including Cab Owners and Drivers

Step by step instructions on how to print form 1099-K (credit card) using W2 Mate software

Form 1099-K preparation is a software feature in the W2 Mate program that enables 1099-K business filers including transportation companies and cab owners to create government-compliant and professional 1099-K forms. W2 Mate – W2 1099 software is user-friendly and requires minor technical skills, which gives every business owner or tax professional the opportunity to follow IRS regulations with minimal effort. Installing and mastering W2 Mate software is straightforward.

  • Step 1: Install W2 Mate: Visit our W2 Mate software page, and click the “Download Free Trial” button.  Follow the installation wizard instructions, until W2 Mate is installed on your machine.
  • Step 2: Open W2 Mate by clicking the icon on the desktop.
  • Step 3: Create a new file for your company by clicking the Company > New menu item from the top menu. In the dialog that comes up enter your company name in the Employer Name field.
  • Step 4: Enter the list of 1099-K recipients one by one or import data from file, QuickBooks, Peachtree Accounting Software, Microsoft Dynamics or any other software supported by W2 Mate.
  • Step 5: Navigate to the 1099-K form screen and review the 1099-K information for each recipient.
  • Step 6: If you want to print recipient 1099-K forms on regular paper then select the print button. If you want generate PDF 1099-K forms which you can email to the payees then select Create PDF option.
  • Step 7: Print 1099-K copy A to be sent to the IRS. If you are e-filing then select E-Filing > 1099-K forms from the top menu.
  • Step 8: If you are filing on paper then navigate to the 1096 form screen, review the data auto populated by W2 Mate and select print.
  • Step 9: If you are filing with the IRS on paper then mail your 1099-K forms to the address printed on the 1096 form. If you are e-filing then log into IRS FIRE system and send the electronic submission file.
  • Step 10: Once you are done 1099-K processing, select Tools > Backup Company in order to create a backup of your data and then store the resulting file in a secure place.

Our 1099-K software is available for immediate download from our website by clicking the link below:

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New Michigan Payroll Withholding Tables Effective October 1, 2012

Our Payroll Mate payroll software has been updated to include the latest Michigan withholding tables released by the Michigan department of treasury. 

Effective Monday, October 1st 2012, the income tax withholding rate changes to 4.25 percent and the personal exemption amount changes to $3,950.

The old Michigan income tax withholding rate was 4.35% and the old personal exemption amount was $3,700.

All existing customers of Payroll Mate 2012 receive the new update for free.

Michigan employers are invited to test drive Payroll Mate for free by visiting the payroll software download page.


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