Modifying workers' compensation calculation limits

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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.

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Workers' compensation calculation limits are automatically set and updated by the application when it updates federal and state tax tables. To set the application to automatically update the federal and state tax tables after every application release or update, choose Setup > System Configuration > Payroll Tax Information > Update. When the confirmation dialog displays, mark the Automatically Update Federal/State Tax Tables checkbox and then click the Yes button. To update manually, click the Yes button without marking the checkbox.

If you need to modify the limits for workers' compensation calculations that are set up by default, the application allows you to do so for certain states, including California, North Dakota, Nevada, and Ohio. If you find this necessary, follow these steps.

See also: Workers' Compensation dialog

Modifying the state-specific limits

  1. Choose Setup > System Configuration > Payroll Tax Information > State.
  2. Click the SUI and SDI tab.
  3. Highlight the applicable state in the list to make the Workers' Comp button available, click the Edit button, and then click the Workers' Comp button.
  4. In the Workers' Compensation dialog, specify the rate(s) for the selected state in the Current and Previous tabs if applicable.

    Note: The General limit applies to California, North Dakota, and Nevada, all of which have one limit. The Officer limit and Construction limit apply only to Ohio.

  5. Click the Done button to save the information and close the Workers' Compensation dialog.
  6. Click Done to close the State Tax Information dialog.

Specifying pay items subject to workers' compensation limits (for California and Ohio only)

For California and Ohio, you must indicate by employee which pay items are subject to the limit you have specified, because these states do not have a standard limit for all employees.

  1. Choose Setup > Employees
  2. In the Employees window, click the Earnings tab and then click the Item Properties button for the appropriate pay item.
  3. In the Pay Item Properties dialog, click the Other tab.
  4. In the Workers' Comp group box, mark the Apply wage limit checkbox.

    Notes: Ohio employees need the Apply wage limit checkbox marked for construction employees. For officers, be sure that the Officer checkbox is marked in the Personal/W-2 tab of the Employees window.

  5. Click OK to close the Pay Item Properties dialog, and then close the Employees window.

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