Setting up a pay item that is not subject to SUTA or FUTA taxes

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Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

To set up a pay item not subject to SUTA or FUTA taxes, begin by copying and modifying an existing pay item.

  1. Choose Setup > System Configuration > Pay Items and find an appropriate pay item to copy and modify.
  2. Highlight the pay item, press F3 to open the context menu, and then choose Copy Pay Item.
  3. Enter a unique description for the new pay item, click the Tax Treatment tab, and clear the Federal Unemployment checkbox.
  4. In the Tax Treatment tab, choose Selected from the drop-down list in the State Taxes field and mark the applicable taxes for each relevant state but do not mark the SUT checkbox.
  5. Click the Enter button to save the new pay item.

See also: Pay Items > Tax Treatment tab

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