As an employer or self-employed worker, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about and calculating withholding tax. While a W-4 is useful for figuring out allowances, Oregon withholding tax formulas have changed a bit in the past few years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017 altered federal personal income taxes, and the IRS consequentially updated the federal W-4. In Oregon, this created a disparity between the allowances employees can claim. In the best cases, annual tax returns are smaller. In the worst cases, Oregon residents owe money.
The best way to combat this is to encourage your employees – or yourself, if you are a self-employed worker – to ensure their amount of withholding cover their estimated 2018 Oregon personal income tax liability. The State of Oregon provides an online withholding calculator and an Oregon-specific W-4 form to allow more flexibility in adapting to future federal tax law changes. This Oregon W-4 is your best chance for accurately estimating tax responsibility.
AMS and Oregon Withholding Tax Formulas
While Advanced Micro Solutions products do not directly support the Oregon W-4 Form, there are countless other uses when it comes to Oregon withholding tax formulas. The amount of specificity allowed between the state and federal W-4 means employers may struggle to keep allowances straight. Applying the correct withholding tax to each employee requires a robust payroll and data storage system, especially for small businesses with more than one employee. Unfortunately, most small businesses can’t afford to invest in a payroll system of this caliber. That’s where we come in.
AMS Payroll , our semi-automated payroll system is a great tool for assigning the appropriate Oregon withholding tax formulas without breaking the bank. The software supports up to 1,999 payers and up to 9,999 employees per payer. The easy payer and employee setup means you won’t waste time, and the back-end data feature ensures each employee’s data is kept securely until deployed. With automatic calculations, a range of supported state and federal forms, and easy data transferal, this is an excellent option for Oregon small businesses.
More Features from AMS Payroll
- Imports data from QuickBooks, Excel, PeachTree, and Tab-Delimited Text Files
- Prints checks individually or by date range
- Creates an SSN Verification file
- Easy Payer and Employee Setup
- Automatic saving feature ensures data is never lost
- Support for end-of-year reporting, tax form preparation, and electronic filing
- Back-end data hosting feature allows users to generate and store critical payroll information
Get Started with AMS Today
We know that investing in a payroll system is not an easy decision, especially for Oregon small businesses. That said, we want you to have the easiest experience with Oregon withholding tax formulas as possible, and we think our product is the tool to do that. If you’re skeptical, take us for a test drive. We have made our software available online in the form of free, downloadable demos. Use this as an opportunity to see just how easy withholding calculation can be. If you have any questions, give our Sales and Information team a call at 800-536-1099. When you’re ready to purchase, you can do so at any time and from anywhere.