New Hampshire Payroll Instructions

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New Hampshire does not have state income tax withholding, so you'll only need to calculate federal taxes (employee withholding, Medicare and Social Security), plus federal and state unemployment insurance taxes (SUTA and FUTA).

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

New Hampshire 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.
  5. Enter the number of federal dependents into the Federal Exemptions field.
  6. Enter the New Hampshire 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.
  7. Click OK.

New Hampshire State Unemployment Tax Instructions

In 2017 the New Hampshire SUTA tax is calculated on the first $14,000 of wages for each employee (no change from the past few years). The starting tax rate is 2.7%. After the first year, the unemployment insurance tax rate is based on the employer's experience factor.

To enter your New Hampshire SUTA rate into the Goldenseal payroll software, follow these steps:

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

New Hampshire Marital Status

Use the following to determine the value for the Marital Status popup menu in each Employee account:

  • Single- single employee
  • Married- married employee
  • Dual Income- not used
  • Head of House- employee claims Head of Family status
  • Other- not used


New Hampshire Tax Contacts

Department of Revenue website

Payroll Tax Office-- 603 271-2191
SUTA-- 603 224-3311


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