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Automating Payroll Taxes

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  • Automating Payroll Taxes

    I had a great post explaining this scenario but lost it on uploading this file. Basically, I am trying to get the Fed and State (Ca) taxes calculated automatically without user interaction. I have 3 tax tables set up and created 2 scripts that will update the fields in the table. I have 2 variations of the form - one has a tabbed object that requires the user to select the range needed. I used this form to figure out how the tax needed to be calculated. But that is too prone to user error, not to mention time consuming. I import the hours from the timeclock when creating this temp table, and all the user should need to do is check the total hours and print a report before creating a csv file to import into the payroll service. When the service sends the register back, I want my tax amounts to match - at least within a few pennies. Then I append the temp table to a permanent pay register table and the payroll week is done.

    I have so many operations I use to get this data already, that I am a bit confused on how to incorporate these two scripts into the process. I expect to combine them into one (functions?), but had so many problems just getting them to work that I am apprehensive about running them after the other copy, import & append operations I am doing.


    Hopefully there are others here who have already invented this wheel!
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    Robin

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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    Re: Automating Payroll Taxes

    Sequence works like:
    get the hours and do the math to get the period gross Pay amount,
    Compute federal according to the table that fits like weekly, single or weekly married (they are a bit tricky)
    Compute SS according to the normal rate as long as the max is not reached
    Compute fed unemployment against the rate as long as the max is not met.
    Compute the state rates however they do it
    storing all of the above in appropriate fields.
    subtract above from amount earned
    should leave the net check.

    I always like to store all the annual and quarterly in fields as well, but subjective.
    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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