Importing Canadian Tax Tables

Tax Tables for 2017 are now available!

Turtle Creek provides free annual updates for Canadian payroll withholding tax tables, as a service for users of Goldenseal payroll software.

The updates include separate files for each Canadian province.

Downloading Payroll Updates

WINDOWS: to download 2017 payroll tax tables for Canada, follow these steps if you have Windows:

  1. Click the link to download the new tax tables.
  2. Save the file (CanadaPay2017.zip) onto your hard drive.
  3. Double-click on the file, and drag your state's file out of the zipped folder.

MAC: to download 2017 payroll tax tables for Canada, follow these steps if you have Macintosh:

  1. Click the link to download the new tax tables.
  2. Save the file (CanadaPayMac2017.zip) onto your hard drive.
  3. If your browser doesn't decompress the file automatically, use the Finder or a decompression program to expand it. That will give you a Canada Payroll folder on your hard drive, at the same location where you downloaded the file from step 1.
  4. Drag your state's file out of the zipped folder, and into a location you'll remember.

Installing Payroll Tax Tables

To bring the new tax tables into the Goldenseal payroll accounting software, follow these steps:

  1. Open your company file with Goldenseal.
  2. Choose Import from the File menu, and choose Payroll Update from the submenu.
  3. "Navigate" to the place where you saved the update file, open the folder, and choose the payroll file for your state or province. Click OK.
  4. Goldenseal will automatically replace your current tax tables with the new info.

Checking Tax Tables and Payroll Setup

After you have imported the new tax tables, double-check your payroll setup. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Items from the submenu.
  2. Double-click on each Tax Item, and make sure it's OK.
  3. You may need to change the Pay To account if you use a different account for tax agency payments.
  4. Some provinces have deductions that are different for each employee (for example, the LCP deduction). For those items, check the instructions for your province.