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Kansas has state income tax withholding. Employers in Kansas use a step table to compute withholding rates, similar to the computation of federal taxes by the "formula method".

Kansas state payroll withholding tax formulas did not change in 20177. Rates or formulas have changed only 5 times in the past 27 years, most recently in 2015 (a slight reduction).

HINT-- Turtle Creek Software provides free annual updates for US federal and Kansas tax withholding rates.

Kansas State Withholding Instructions

To enter withholding information for an employee in your Goldenseal company file, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Employees from the Accounts menu.
  2. Locate the employee record.
  3. Click the Payroll Setup button.
  4. Enter the employee's marital status into the Marital Status field (see note below).
  5. Enter the number of federal dependents into the Federal Exemptions field.
  6. Enter the number of Kansas dependents into the State Exemptions field.
  7. Enter the Kansas Tax Package into the Tax Package field. HINT-- If you don't see it in the list, you'll need to import the tax info first.
  8. Click OK.

Kansas State Unemployment Tax Instructions

In 2016, Kansas unemployment insurance tax applies to the first $14,000 of wages for each employee (a big jump from the $8,000 cutoff that was used from 1998 to 2014). The starting rate for new companies varies from 3.52% to 5.16% depending on the type of business (it is highest for construction). After the first year the rate depends on your past employment history-- it ranges from 0.07% to 7.40%.

To enter your Kansas SUTA tax rate into the Goldenseal payroll software, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Items from the submenu.
  2. You'll see a list of Tax Items. Locate Kansas SUTA tax in the list, and double-click on it. HINT: If you don't see Kansas SUTA in the list, you'll need to import your state's payroll info first.
  3. Enter the percentage rate for your company into the percentage field next to the Calculation method.
  4. If the cutoff amount has changed, enter it into the dollar field to the right of First Adjustment.

Kansas Marital Status

Enter one of the following marital status choices for each employee:

  • Single- single employee with one personal exemption
  • Married- married employee with two personal exemptions
  • Dual Income- married employee with one personal exemption
  • Head of House- employee claims Head of Family status
  • Other- not used


Kansas Tax Contacts

Payroll taxes website

Payroll Tax Office-- 785 368-8222
SUTA-- 913-296-1724

Kansas Income and Inheritance Tax Bureau
Box 12001Topeka KS 66612-2001

Branch Office
Box 666 Emerald City OZ 66666-0001


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