By Ryan McBee
Prior to the latest Payroll Update for Great Plains, you could do an audit check of the Payroll Tax Liability GP calculation by simply taking Federal Tax Withholding + Fica Medicare Withholding times 2 + Fica SSN times 2. As you probably know by now, the Employers portion of FICA is 6.2% and the Employers portion has been reduced to 4.2%.
However, I have had a number of clients contact me and say this formula is no longer applicable and have asked for a revised formula. The new formula is described below and ties out to a sample Payroll Run using Fabrikam.
As you can see from above, the prior formula is not applicable and the new audit check is as follows;
|Federal Tax WH||$ 6,655.17|
|Employee Medicare||$ 408.47|
|Employees SS||$ 1,746.54|
|Employer Medicare||$ 408.47|
|Employer SS||$ 1,746.55||(FICA Owned – FICA Medicare WH)|
|Total Tax Liability||$ 10,965.20|
I have talked with Microsoft and at this time, they have no intent on modifying the report to split out the employer (6.2%) and employee (4.2%) FICA portions.