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US Federal Withholding Tables
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Alabama has state income tax withholding, using four tables to calculate
standard deductions for different types of taxpayers. Alabama is one of a few states that use a step table to calculate deductions as well as tax withholding. The calculated deduction amounts did not change in 2021. Alabama formulas have only
changed 5 times in the past 31 years, most recently in 2020.
HINT-- We provides free updates for Alabama and
federal payroll tax tables in our payroll software. Click
here to download the latest withholding
tables for Alabama.
State Withholding Instructions
To enter withholding information for an employee in your Goldenseal company file, follow these steps:
- Choose Employees from the Accounts menu.
- Locate the employee record.
- Click the Payroll Setup button.
- Enter the employee's marital status into the Marital
- Enter the number of federal dependents into the Federal
- Enter the number of Alabama dependents into the State
- If an employee uses the zero
deduction table (O table), enter the Zero Deduction
tax package into the Tax Package field. Otherwise
enter the standard Alabama tax package.
- Click OK.
State Unemployment Tax Instructions |
Alabama state unemployment tax is paid
on the first $8,000 of each employees annual
wages (no change from last year). In 2021 the rate for new
businesses is 2.70%, followed by a variable rate of 0.65% – 6.8% that depends
on payroll volume and unemployment claims by employees.
To enter your Alabama state SUTA tax
rate into the Goldenseal construction
software, follow these steps:
- Choose Payroll
Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Items from the submenu.
- You'll see a list of Tax Items.
Locate the Alabama SUTA tax in the list, and double-click
on it. HINT: If you don't see SUTA in
the list, you'll need to import Alabama
payroll info first.
- Enter the percentage rate that you pay into the percentage
field to the right of Calculation method.
- If the cutoff
amount has changed, enter it into the dollar field to the right of the First
Marital Status |
Use the following to determine the value for
the Marital Status popup menu in each Employee account:
- Single- single employee with one personal exemption (S table)
- Married- married employee with two personal exemptions (M table)
- Dual Income- married employee with one personal exemption (S table)
- Head of House- employee claims Head of Family status
- Other- not used
An additional deduction
of Annual Federal tax withheld is already factored into the
Alabama state withholding calculation.
Payroll Tax Office-- 334 242-1000
Withholding Info-- 334 242-1300
SUTA-- 334 242-8467 or 334 242-8055
Worker's Comp-- 334 242-2868
Alabama Dept of Revenue-- Income Tax Division
Montgomery AL 36132-7460
Department of Industrial Relations (SUTA)
649 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36131
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