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News and Info for Turtle Creek Users

2016 US Payroll Tax Tables

We released 2016 US tax tables on January 5, 2016. Click here for US payroll downloads. Despite the low inflation rate, there were still many states with formula changes. Some withholding rates went up, and some went down.

US Federal payroll tax withholding formulas changed for 2016 (they have changed every year since 1988, the first year we started creating payroll software).

The following states changed their payroll withholding tables for 2016: California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont,

The following states did not change their payroll withholding rates or formulas for 2016: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan (unconfirmed), Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin,

The following states have no state or local income tax withholding: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota , Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wyoming.

NOTE-- We check all state websites in late December, and then at least once, later in the year. That catches most tax revisions, but occasionally we miss one! If your state has changed its tax calculations, please let us know.

Click here for the latest info on state withholding.

2016 Canadian Payroll Taxes

2016 withholding tax tables for Canada were released on Jan 5, 2016. Federal withholding rates changed, so all Canadian users should download and install the latest payroll tables.

Provincial withholding formulas and tables changed for 2016 in these provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Provincial rates did not change in these provinces: Manitoba, Nova Scotia, PEI

Click here for the free download of 2015 Canadian tax tables

Printing W-2 and 1099 Forms

Click the links to see detailed website instructions for printing 1099 and W-2 forms.

Version 4.9 Updates

We released Goldenseal 4.9 on July 11, 2014, and a minor version 4.92 update on August 21, 2014. More info here.

Turtlesoft Blog

We just launched a new blog, where we can present breaking news and discussions. Users can sign up for a free account and then post comments (moderated). The blog replaces our former user bulletin board, which bit the dust, unfortunately, when our local ISP stopped providing hosting services. We will see how much trouble we have with spammers, and may need to adjust its details.

We've Moved!

As of May 1, 2012, we have moved our office to 119 S. Cayuga St. #304, Ithaca NY 14850.

Upgrading from MacNail and BidMagic

Owners of MacNail and BidMagic who haven't yet upgraded to Goldenseal can save $50 for a purchase of the basic version, or $100 for the full version. Goldenseal has all of the features of our older software, with many improvements. You can easily import most of your old estimating and accounting data into Goldenseal. To order, contact us.