Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Baltimore City Payroll : Baltimore City Tax Rate | Baltimore City Tax Increase


Businesses in Baltimore City can use our payroll tax software to automatically calculate Baltimore City Tax and Maryland state withholding. The software gives users everything they need to prepare Baltimore payroll and print payroll checks. A free demo of the software can be downloaded by visiting the Maryland payroll software page.

Effective January 1st, 2011 the Baltimore city income tax rate will increase to be 3.2%, the old rate was 3.05%. This rate change will be automatically reflected in the payroll withholding tables that ship with our payroll software.

Below is a list of the Maryland local income tax rates for tax year 2010:

Allegany .0305
Anne Arundel .0256
Baltimore City .0305
Baltimore County .0283
Calvert .0280
Caroline .0263
Carroll .0305
Cecil .0280
Charles .0290
Dorchester .0262
Frederick .0296
Garrett .0265
Harford .0306
Howard .0320
Kent .0285
Montgomery .0320
Prince George’s .0320
Queen Anne’s .0285
St. Mary’s .0300
Somerset .0315
Talbot .0225
Washington .0280
Wicomico .0310
Worcester .0125
Nonresidents .0125


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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

California Payroll: New e-Services will enable employers to handle their payroll taxes online in 2011


California employers, businesses and accountants can use our California payroll software to prepare payroll, calculate California withholding and print California payroll forms DE-6 and DE-7. To learn more about our payroll tax solution, please visit our website at .

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) will significantly expand its e-Services for Business in the spring of 2011. Employers will be able to keep track of their accounts and do much of their business with EDD’s Tax Branch over the Internet. These new services will enable them to quickly file returns, make payments, view account information, and manage their accounts securely online.

The new system will also eliminate the annual reconciliation process for employers starting with the 2011 tax year. New quarterly tax forms for next year are currently under development to allow for reporting total Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxable wages and State Disability Insurance (SDI) taxable wages. This will result in faster refunds and identification of amounts due each quarter.

This Internet-based system is the most significant change in the payroll tax process in the past 25 years. It will revolutionize the way EDD’s Tax Branch does business and communicates with employers.

The new Expanded e-Services for Business, quarterly forms, and redesigned account statements will support EDD’s goal to “make employment taxes a breeze” for California employers.

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Ohio Payroll: Ohio school district income tax rates | ohio city income tax rates


Businesses in Ohio can use our payroll software to prepare payroll, calculate withholding and print signature-ready payroll checks. A free demo of Payroll Mate payroll software can be downloaded  from the payroll software download page.

Below is a list of the new rates for 2010 , 2011 :

City Income Tax Rates 2010 , 2011:

Grandview Heights: new rate is 2.5 %. The old rate was 2.25 %. Effective on July-1-2010.
Lowellville: new rate is 2 %. The old rate was 1.5 %. Effective on Jan-1-2011.
Marysville City: new rate is 1.5%. The old rate was 1 %. Effective on July-1-2010.
Mayfield: new rate is 2 %. The old rate was 1.5 %. Effective on July-1-2010.
Miamisburg: new rate is 2.25% . The old rate was 1.75%. Effective on Jan-1-2011.
Mogadore: new rate is 2.25% . The old rate was 2 %. Effective on July-1-2010.
Oakwood Village: new rate is 2.5 % . The old rate was 2 %. Effective on July-1-2010.
Pataskala: new rate is 1 %. Effective on July-1-2010.
Worthington: new rate is 2.5 %. The old rate was 2 %. Effective on July-1-2010.

School district income tax rates 2010, 2011:
Bethel: new rate is 0.75%. Effective on Jan-1-2011.
Kenton: new rate is 1.5% . The old rate was 1 %. Effective on Jan-1-2011.
Legemont: new rate is 1.25 %. Effective on Jan-1-2011.
Northwest: new rate is 1 %. Effective on Jan-1-2011.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Small Business Payroll: Illinois Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit


The Illinois Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit is a one year credit that will help create up to 20,000 jobs. Our small business payroll software helps businesses calculate payroll withholding in Illinois including different types of exemptions and deductions. A free demo of the software can be downloaded from here.

This new law creates a $2,500 tax credit (that can be carried forward) on payroll withholding tax for employers with 50 or fewer total employees who hire new, full-time Illinois employees during the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2010. 

95% of Illinois businesses have fewer than 50 employees.

Calculation of the net increase in the number of Illinois employees is based on the employer’s number of Illinois employees as of June 30, 2010. 

The credit is available to qualifying employers for each new, full-time Illinois job created and sustained for at least one year. 

It will have a cap of $50 million on the total amount of credits issued.

To qualify, a job must pay at least $25,000 per year. 

Eligible companies will apply for the credit online and ultimately will be issued a tax credit certificate.

• Application for the credit may be made as soon as a new, full-time Illinois employee is hired after July 1 and begins providing services. 

• Carry forward credits will be issued for each new position, up to a maximum cumulative amount of $50 million, on a first-come-first-served basis determined by date of application. 

• The credits will be issued beginning July 1, 2011.

• The determination of whether an employer has 50 or fewer employees on June 30, 2010 will include all employees in every location, which includes both in Illinois and out of state employment totals.

• Employer subsidiaries created for purposes of benefiting from the credit will not qualify for the credit under aggregation rules; related businesses will be treated as one business for purposes of determining whether an employer has 50 or fewer employees.

• Eligibility for the credit does not require that a particular individual employee be retained for one year, only that a new, full-time Illinois job be created and sustained for one year.

• New small businesses hiring their first Illinois employee(s) may qualify for the credit.

• The credit may be claimed for an hourly employee working an average of at least 35 hours per week or for a full-time salaried employee, but not for a partner or an independent contractor.

• Tax credits granted will not change the recognition of withholding tax paid for either employer or employee.

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Alabama Updates Payroll Withholding Tables Booklet


Our Payroll Software helps businesses and accountants do Alabama Payroll including calculating the state withholding and preparing payroll forms such as 941, 940, W2 and W-3. To learn more about our payroll system, please visit .
The state of Alabama recently updated the “Withholding Tax Tables and Instructions for Employers and Withholding Agents” booklet. There have been no changes to the payroll withholding tables themselves. This new booklet is a quick-reference source providing answers to the most commonly asked Alabama withholding questions.

This booklet contains tax tables and general instructions for computing, withholding, and remitting Alabama withholding tax. Because many monthly, quarterly and annual withholding tax returns are now being filed electronically, coupons are no longer automatically mailed to all withholding agents and employers. Coupons are no longer produced for those required to file electronically or for those who have voluntarily elected to file electronically. Employers who register for a withholding tax account number using our on-line application have an option to receive coupons. Those electing to file electronically will be sent instructions. Accountants and tax filing services may register as bulk filers through the Department’s Web site.

Employers or other withholding agents can register with the Department by completing a withholding tax application. The application (Combined Registration/ Application) can be completed and submitted on-line. The on-line withholding tax application can also be downloaded, completed and mailed to the address provided on the application. Our IL DOR address is .

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