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Mobile Estimating & Accounting
We are starting to develop apps for Android and iOS, to add "in the field" features that can link into the main Goldenseal database. You can help us by letting us know the following:
2013 US Payroll Tax Tables
We released 2013 payroll tax tables for the US on Jan 8, 2013. Click here for US payroll downloads .
US Federal payroll tax withholding formulas changed for 2013 (they have changed every year since 1988, the first year we started creating payroll software).
WARNING-- The 2% reduction in the employee FICA withholding percentage has ended. To avoid under-withholding, either download and install 2013 tax tables, or follow these steps:
NOTE-- If you accidentally under-withhold on FICA for 2013 pay periods, you will need to increase withholding in future pay periods, to make up for it. Click the link for instructions. IRS expects you to use the new withholding rates by February 15, and complete any adjustments by March 15.
The following states changed their payroll withholding tables for 2013: California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont
The following states did not change their withholding formulas for 2013: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
NOTE-- We check all state websites in late December or early January, 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. We expect that 2013 will be an active year for payroll tax changes.
Click here for the latest info on state withholding .
Printing W-2 and 1099 Forms
Version 4.81 Update
We released a minor update for Macintosh users on January 7, 2013, and will release the Windows version in a few days. This release fixes a few bugs that turned up since the version 4.8 update, and revises the calculation method slightly for Canadian provincial payroll taxes (affecting BC users only). It is available for download now.
2013 Canadian Payroll Taxes
2013 tax tables for Canada were released on Dec 26, 2012.
Canadian withholding rates all changed in 2013: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories , Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Click here for the free download of 2013 Canadian tax tables
Version 4.8 Update
Goldenseal version 4.8 was released on October 16. The 4.8 update is free to anyone who purchased Goldenseal after Sept 1, 2011, since it took longer than our usual update cycle.
Note that we currently do not send out email notifications for new versions. Our ISP discontinued their email listserv service in early 2012, and we probably will not be able to replace it.
As of May 1, 2012, we have moved our office to 119 S. Cayuga St. #304, Ithaca NY 14850.
We are in the process of rewriting and improving our software manuals. Instead of the current two manuals, we plan to have a general Basics manual, plus specialized manuals for accounting, estimating, payroll, project management, rentals and sales/inventory. They'll make info easier to find, and will also allow us to split Goldenseal into a wider range of specialty programs.
The new Basics manual and Estimating manual are now ready in 'first draft' form. Click here to download them. These new manuals are still under development, so we haven't filled in cross references or the index yet, and haven't started on the separate Macintosh manual. Comments of any kind will be greatly appreciated!
Goldenseal User Forum
Users can post topics for discussion with Turtlesoft staff and other users. Click here to give it a try!
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.