Wisconsin Payroll Tax module

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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

The Wisconsin Payroll Tax module supports the following forms, as well as SUTA file creation:

Choose Utilities > Payroll Tax Processing and then either click the WI state flag icon on the shortcut bar or choose View > Wisconsin. Click the applicable form tab. (Wisconsin must be selected in the Payroll tab of the Client Properties dialog in order for the WI flag to appear on the shortcut bar.)


  • Payroll tax processing data is kept in separate files, so any changes made to the retrieved data will not carry back to your payroll data.
  • When state SUTA files are created, they are automatically encrypted for security and stored in the \CSASYS\MAGMEDIA\year\Q# folder (where # represents the filing quarter). Before submitting these files to the appropriate agency, you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted. Using the Restore from Submittable Format option encrypts the files once again. You can use the preview function to view the decrypted files.
  • The UCT-101 SUTA file retrieves information from the following locations: The employer UI account number, reporting period, and employment months 1-3 are retrieved from the UCT-101 form. The Total covered wage, exclusions, and taxable payroll amount are retrieved from the Employee Detail dialog (Tasks > Edit Employee Detail). The amount paid is retrieved from the UCT-101 SUTA File dialog, (which defaults the value from Line 17 on the UCT-101 form). The insurance indicator is retrieved from the WI Payroll Tax Supplemental Information dialog.

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Special information

For each state that you will be processing for a client, you must first enter the two-character state postal code in the Payroll tab of the File > Client Properties dialog.

To have the application calculate SUTA amounts and the SUTA Worksheet report, the state field must be completed for the applicable state(s) for each employee - in the Other tab of the Setup > Employees window.

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Related topics

Processing state payroll tax forms

State Payroll Tax modules in CSA

Wisconsin supplemental payroll tax information

Wisconsin e-filing

Creating a SUTA file for a payroll tax form

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