Setting up or updating Louisiana employee withholdings

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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.

As of 2003, the state of Louisiana calculates employee state withholdings differently than in previous years. In order for CSA to accurately calculate state withholdings, you will need to handle employee withholding setup using the information and procedure given below. Louisiana withholdings consider only exemptions and tax credits (dependents).

The following areas of the State Withholding Properties dialog are affected by the 2003 change:

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Procedure

To set up or update employees for the new Louisiana state withholdings calculations, follow these steps and refer to the appropriate examples:

  1. Choose Setup > Employees and click the Tax Withholdings and Deductions tab.
  2. Click the Item Properties button /_images/acct_pr/csa/ebx_-1208420037.gif for the State W/H item.
  3. In the General tab, make the appropriate changes in the Marital status field, the Withholding table field, and the Allowances group box based on the following examples.
    • If the employee is single and claiming 0 exemptions and 0 dependents:

      Note: We must enter Other in the Marital status field even though the employee is single, because he or she is claiming 0 exemptions.

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    • If the employee is single and claiming 1 exemption and 0 dependents:

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    • If the employee is single and claiming 1 exemption and 1 dependent:

      Note: Dependents are entered in the Tax credit field only.

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    • If the employee is married but only claiming 1 exemption and 0 dependents:

      Note: You must enter Single in the Marital status field even though the employee is married, because he or she is claiming only 1 exemption.

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    • If the employee is married and claiming 2 exemptions and 0 dependents:

      Note: Both exemptions, personal and spouse, are to be listed in the Personal field.

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    • If the employee is married and claiming 2 exemptions and 2 dependents:

      Note: Both exemptions, personal and spouse, are to be listed in the Personal field. Dependents are entered in the Tax credit field only.

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