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News and Info for Turtle Creek Users

2021 US Payroll Tax Tables

Click here for US payroll downloads for 2021. Release date Jan 5, 2021.

IRS introduced a new W-4 form last year for federal payroll withholding. It uses a different calculation method that requires different tax tables. Because both types of W-4 will be valid, Goldenseal now includes two separate sets of Tax Items, Tax Tables and Tax Packages to handle the different W-4 calculations (one for the old 2019 W-4 form, and one for the 2020 form). Click the link to see detailed instructions for 2021 US Payroll setup. It has become much more complicated.

US Federal payroll tax withholding formulas changed slightly for 2021 (they have changed every year since 1988, the first year for our payroll software).

NOTE- We expect many mid-year changes in 2021, as states and localities grapple with budget short-falls caused by Covid-19. Please contact us if you hear of changes in your state's payroll tax tables.

The following states changed their payroll withholding tables for 2021: Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont

The following states did not change their payroll withholding rates or formulas for 2021: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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.

The following states have not yet provided withholding tables or formulas for 2021: Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico,

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.

2021 Canadian Payroll Taxes

We released 2021 withholding tax tables for Canada on Jan 5, 2021. Federal withholding calculations changed, so all Canadian users should download and install the latest payroll tables.

Provincial withholding formulas and tables changed for 2021 in these provinces: British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

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

Click here for the free download of 2021 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

Check our blog, for breaking news, progress reports 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 when our local ISP stopped providing hosting services.

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.