US Federal Withholding
Free 2021 Payroll
Tax Table Updates
Ohio has state tax withholding, based on tax tables
that are similar to the federal payroll withholding
tables. The state withholding tables did not change in 2021 (there have been six changes to
withholding tax formulas since 1988).
Ohio also has 800+ local income taxes in cities, villages
and school districts. Because of the huge number
of districts, a few of those are guaranteed
to change, every year (in 2021 there were 5 additions, and 3 rate changes).
HINT-- Turtle Creek Software provides free annual updates for
US federal and Ohio state tax withholding rates.
State Withholding Instructions
To set up withholding information for an employee
in your Goldenseal company file, follow these steps:
Employees from the
the employee record.
- Click the Payroll
the employee's marital
status into the Marital
(see note below).
the number of federal
dependents into the
the number of Ohio
dependents into the
the Ohio Tax Package
into the Tax Package
If you don't see
it in the list, you'll
need to import the
tax info first.
- Click OK.
State Unemployment Tax Instructions
In 2021, Ohio state unemployment insurance tax
applies to the first $9,000 in annual
wages for each employee-- a cutoff amount
that has remained unchanged for many
years. The rate for new companies is
5% for construction companies and 2.7%
for others. After the first year
the rate depends on the employer's
experience rating-- the lowest rate is
.4% and the highest is 11.3%.
To enter the Ohio SUTA tax rate into
the Goldenseal payroll
software, follow these steps:
- Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Items from the submenu.
- You'll see a list of Tax Items. Locate Ohio SUTA tax in the list, and double-click on it. HINT: If you don't see Ohio SUTA in the list, you'll need
to import your state's payroll info first.
- Enter your percentage rate into the percentage field to the right
of Calculation method.
- If the cutoff amount has changed, enter it into the dollar
field to the right of First Adjustment.
Ohio includes over 800 additional local
tax withholdings for school districts,
cities and villages. Starting in 2008,
we are providing each locality as a
separate Tax Item. You'll need to set
up a Tax Package for each locality
or group of localities for which you
need to collect taxes.
To set up a new local tax package, follow
- Choose Payroll Setup
from the Costs menu, and choose Tax
Packages from the submenu.
- Click on one of the
existing packages, and click the Duplicate
- Put a checkmark next
to each tax that is included in this
- Click OK.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 for each locality for which
you collect taxes.
After you create the new payroll tax packages,
assign them to each employee.
NOTE-- we try to keep up with changes in local tax rates, but there are so danged many of them! Please double-check rates for the localities that you use, and please inform us if any are incorrect.
Enter one of the following choices into the
Marital Status popup field in each Employee account:
single employee with
one personal exemption
with two personal
employee with one
of House- employee
claims Head of
Withholding taxes website
Payroll Tax Office-- 888 405 4089
SUTA-- 614 466-2319
Ohio Department of Taxation
Columbus OH 43270-0001
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