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

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

Notes

  • 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.
  • For the Minnesota SUTA, SUTA file creation now uses ICESA format rather than the Federal format.

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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.

The Minnesota State Payroll Tax module supports the use of unit numbers. The five-digit unit number is included as part of the wage detail in the SUTA file. To set up the unit number, choose File > Client Properties and click the Payroll tab. In the SUTA ID column of the State Tax Information grid, enter the unit number after the eight-digit SUTA ID in the following format: 01234567-01234.

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Related topics

Processing state payroll tax forms

State Payroll Tax modules in CSA

Minnesota supplemental payroll tax information

Assigning Minnesota unit codes

Minnesota e-filing

Creating a SUTA file for a payroll tax form

Unemployment file formats by state

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