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News and Info for Turtle Creek Users

2018 US Payroll Tax Tables

Click here for US payroll downloads for 2018.

NOTE-- Most years, we release new US payroll tax tables within a few days of January 1. However, this year Congress waited until December 22 to make dramatic changes to Federal tax rates, and also cut funding for IRS. We finally released tax tables on January 19, our latest ever. Federal tax tables are based on preliminary tables in Notice 1036. We may need to change them slightly, after fnal tables are released by IRS. We are also still waiting for several states to catch up with recent changes.

US Federal payroll tax withholding formulas changed for 2018 (they have changed every year since 1988, the first year we started creating payroll software). The changes were quite minor, especially considering the hoopla around "tax reform".

The following states changed their payroll withholding tables for 2018: California, District of Columbia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina

The following states did not change their payroll withholding rates or formulas for 2018: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

The following states have still not confirmed if their 2018 withholding rates have changed: Michigan, North Dakota, Vermont

The following states have federal withholding, but no state or local payroll 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.

2018 Canadian Payroll Taxes

We released 2018 withholding tax tables for Canada onJan 2. Federal withholding rates changed, so all Canadian users should download and install the latest payroll tables.

Provincial withholding formulas and tables changed for 2018 in these provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

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

Click here for the free download of 2018 Canadian tax tables

Printing W-2 and 1099 Forms

Click the links to see detailed website instructions for printing 1099 and W-2 forms. Note that the forms show data for the previous year, so it works best if you wait until January 1.

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.

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.