Tax Info - Local Tax | Wagepoint

Tax Info - Local Tax

The "Tax Info" tab is where you can set up an employee's payroll withholdings i.e. Federal, State, and Local taxes, allowances, etc. Taxes may be one of the guarantees of life, but that doesn’t mean they have to be difficult.

For each employee you must enter the Federal and State taxes. If your area has applicable local taxes (city, school district, etc), you have the option of paying them through Wagepoint. Please note, if your local taxes are typically handled through payment books sent directly to the employees by the local tax authority, you do not have to apply those taxes in Wagepoint.

  1. Select "Employee" from the top group of tabs. The page will default to display the "Active" Employee tab.
  2. You will land on " The Person" tab when you click the name of the employee or the edit (gear wheel) icon. From there highlight the "Tax Info" tab and select "Local Tax US" from the drop-down menu to set up the payroll withholdings.
  3. If your company is located in a state / area that has local taxes, a list of applicable local taxes will be shown for each employee. (Local taxes use the employee’s home zip code as well as the company’s zip code to determine what is applicable.) If there are local taxes, the system will list all possible taxes (city, school district, emergency services, etc.).

  4. To activate a tax for inclusion in the payroll processing, click the "Green Checkmark". Once active, you can turn it off by clicking the "Delete Xin the actions column. Note: some local taxes provide payment booklets directly to your employees. If your employees are already paying the taxes manually, do not add those taxes in without consulting with your employees. Typically, it is best not to double tax anyone!

  5. Effective April 10, we automatically add required local taxes to new employees in California, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington. As always, please review the local taxes section for each employee.