Saturday, December 29th, 2012

2013 Payroll Tax – Saturday December 29, 2012 9:00 AM Central

2013 Payroll Tax

As of this morning (Saturday December 29, 2012) we are still waiting for the Internal Revenue Service to release the 2013 Payroll Tax rates.  The IRS is expected to have an “Early Release Copy of the 2013 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding” before the end of the day Monday (December 31, 2012). The IRS is waiting for the results of the “Fiscal Cliff Negotiations”, which are set to resume today, in order to update 2013 payroll tax rates accordingly.

As soon as we receive the new 2013 payroll tax tables from the IRS, our engineers will work on integrating them inside our Payroll Mate payroll software and push an update.

We are also waiting on a number of states to release their 2013 payroll tax rates. Some of these states, rely on the federal withholding schedules to adjust state income tax rates.

As of today (Saturday December 29, 2012), these are the states that have new payroll tax rates starting on January 1, 2013: California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon and Rhode Island.

Employers in the following states are not required to withhold state income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming and Washington.


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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

2013 Payroll W2 and 1099 Forms and Software Products Catalog


Our 2013 Catalog is now available on our website from the link below:

2013 Payroll, W-2 and 1099 Catalog

The following sections are included:

W2/1099 Software

Payroll Software

Payroll Software Compatible Checks

W-2/1099 Kits

W-2 Forms

1099-MISC Forms

1099-INT/1099-DIV/1099-R Forms

1099-S/1098-T/1098 Forms

1099-A/1099-B/1099-C Forms

1099-OID/1099-PATR/Pressure Seal Forms

W-2 Envelopes and Perforated Paper

1099 Envelopes and Perforated Paper

W-2/1099 Sets

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012

2012 1099-DIV : Download, Buy, Print, and E-File


The IRS introduced a number of changes to 2012 form 1099-DIV (Dividends and Distributions).

In this page you will find the list of changes and information on how to download, print and e-File 2012 1099-DIV forms.

(1) 2012 form 1099-DIV Changes:

The following new boxes have been added to 2012 form 1099-DIV:

Box 12- State, Box – State identification no and Box 14 – State tax withheld.

Exempt-interest dividends: Exempt-interest dividends from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company (RIC) are now reported on Form 1099-DIV. They will no longer be reported on Form 1099-INT, Interest Income.

(2) How to print 2012 form 1099-DIV:

Please refer to our 1099-DIV software page to download and install a free demo of our 2012 1099-DIV software.  Using the software is straightforward, and you should be able to print your first 1099-DIV in minutes.

(3) How to print E-File 2012 form 1099-DIV (File Electronically):

The IRS has also introduced new changes to the 1099-DIV e-File for 2012. These new changes are also included in our latest 1099 DIV electronic filing module.

(4) How to buy 2012 1099-DIV:

We also sell the following 2012 1099-DIV forms:

DIVFED08RB: 1099-DIV Federal Copy A DIVREC08RB: 1099-DIV Recipient Copy B DIVPAY08RB: 1099-DIV Payer Copy C

2012 1099-DIV Pricing

25 for $6 | 50 for $9 | 100 for $11 | 200 for $22 | 300 for $30 | 500 for $45 | 1,000 for $80 | 1,500 for $120 | 2,000 for $160 | 2,500 for $200 | 3,000 for $240 | 4,000 for $320 | 5,000 for $400 | 6,000 for $480 | 7,000 for $560 | 8,000 for $640 | 9,000 for $720 | 10,000 for $800

Please call 800-507-1992 to order 1099-DIV forms and software or visit our buy page.

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012

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:

Free Payroll Software Download

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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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

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.