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Alaska has no state income tax, but you'll still need to withhold federal
taxes, and pay the Alaska state unemployment
tax (SUTA) and federal unemployment (FUTA). Alaska
also requires that employers maintain worker's
compensation insurance for their employees,
but that is usually handled as a separate insurance
policy rather than as a payroll
Because of dwindling oil production, Alaska is considering additional taxes. Unfortunately, it may soon need to leave the ranks of income-tax-free states!
HINT-- We provides free updates for Alaska and federal
payroll tax tables in our payroll software. Click
here to download the latest version of the
Alaska tax tables for Goldenseal.
State Withholding Tax
There is currently no state income tax in Alaska,
so there is also no
state payroll withholding.
You'll still need to
set up for federal withholding--
follow these steps:
Employees from the Accounts
the employee record.
the Payroll Setup button.
the employee's marital status
into the Marital
the number of federal dependents
into the Federal Exemptions
- Enter the Alaska Tax Package
into the Tax
Package field. HINT--
If you don't
see it in the
need to import the
tax info first.
- Click OK.
|Alaska State Unemployment Tax Instructions
In 2021 the Alaska unemployment tax applies to the
first $43,600 of each employee's annual wages (increased
from $41,500 last year). The 2021 standard rate is 2.57%, adjusted for business type. The rate is adjusted for experience after the first year.
There is also an employee withholding of 1/2%
for unemployment coverage, on wages up to the $43,600 cutoff.
To enter your Alaska SUTA tax rate into
the Goldenseal construction payroll
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 your state's SUTA tax
in the list, and double-click on it. HINT:
If you don't see SUTA listed, you'll need to import your
state's payroll info.
- Enter the percent 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 First Adjustment.
Alaska Department of Revenue
Pouch SA, PO Box 110420 Juneau AK 99811-0400
Alaska Department of Labor, Employment Security Division (SUTA)
PO Box 25509
Juneau, AK 99802
800 448-3527, 907 465-2787 or 907 465-2700
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