Payroll Point (PRP) is the leading local tax withholding software in the payroll tax compliance industry. It quickly identifies and accurately determines complex federal, state, and local taxes based on a work and a residential address.
The local tax finder leverages Symmetry’s cutting-edge geocoding processes to convert U.S. Postal address data into GNIS coordinates for most precise rooftop accuracy.
Payroll Point returns precise replies for the most complex tax withholding scenarios, based on latitude and longitude coordinates. The responses combine tax data from the Symmetry Tax Engine with proprietary mapping technology and geospatial boundary maps to return up-to-date tax accuracy from the local tax API.
Enter the home address and the work address into Payroll Point. You can also search by latitude and longitude coordinates.
Payroll Point validates both addresses using true geocoding technology and determines latitude and longitude coordinates of the locations.
Payroll Point applies the coordinates to 35,000 geospatial tax boundary shapefiles issued by the U.S. Census Bureau and state tax jurisdictions as well as Symmetry’s proprietary shapefiles.
Payroll Point calls the Symmetry Tax Engine to retrieve values and return all applicable federal, state, local, and employer taxes and rates.
Over 27 million tax look-ups in 2020 alone.
Accurate multi-state taxes.
Considers nexus and reciprocity with every input, so employees who live in one state and work in another will be onboarded correctly and taxed appropriately. Also provides local tax information such as Ohio JEDDs and JEDZs and Pennsylvania Act 32 PSD codes.
Advanced mapping technology.
Leverages innovative geocoding technology to convert street addresses into geographic coordinates for precise rooftop accuracy on tax boundary shapefiles. Shapefiles include states, counties, cities, zip codes, jurisdictions, school district boundaries, and more.
Increases payroll tax compliance while reducing notices, inquiries, incorrect taxation, W‑2cs, and inaccurate wages. Displays future and historical tax rates. Runs thousands of employees in just minutes. Maps locations and displays accurate values for addresses.
Customize the display of results to your specifications. Select from over two dozen fields to be included in reports such as geocoding results, tax information, and location information. Payroll tax information such as taxing authority, rate, effective date, and wage type are also included.
Who will love it?
Payroll managers struggling with local tax determination.
Product managers searching for a way to increase accuracy and compliance in taxation.
Employers looking to audit or onboard a large number of employees into a payroll or HR system.
Payroll software companies looking for a web service that incorporates local tax data into a payroll system or application via XML.
Payroll and HR professionals needing address normalization for data-cleansing.
Payroll Point has helped Sodexo accurately withhold local taxes for their employees, and has reduced tax jurisdiction notices, employee tax corrections, and W‑2cs.
Payroll Point provides flexibility for implementation, including three different versions to fit your business needs. With each version, you get the same accurate tax determination results. What varies is how you access the product and how many transactions you perform at one time. Also available in a Minimum Wage Finder.
Get precise employee tax determination or check local taxes in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Troubleshoot addresses to zero in on challenging address pairs.
How Pro works:
Enter a work and resident address into the payroll tax finder. You can also use coordinates when searching.
Pro returns a map for both locations, the tax information for the employee and the employer, and the normalized addresses along with every jurisdiction name and code for the proper taxes.
Drag and drop pinpoints for the home and work addresses to better understand the taxes within the geographic locations.
Gather detailed tax withholding for thousands of employees by processing a group of addresses at once.
How Batch works:
Upload a .csv file with employee information (addresses and employee ID).
The file runs automatically after upload and allows users to choose from custom built templates with preferred results fields such as effective date, rate, and taxing authority.
Download results in Excel file format.
Payroll Point batch is saving us 10 hours a week.
Web services is great for large employers and payroll software companies looking for the most accurate tax setup for their own or clients’ employees. Integrates within your payroll platform to pull employee information and automates tax withholding settings to complete payroll and stay compliant.
How Web Services works:
Integrate this local tax withholding software into your application via XML.
Client passes in home and work addresses to the Web Service.
Payroll Point posts addresses and returns jurisdictional results directly into your internal payroll system via XML.
* Web Services is a technically-driven experience. Payroll departments would have to work in tandem with developers to enable this solution.
<pptc:PayrollPointRequest><TaxDate>2020-01-01</TaxDate><HomeAddress><StreetAddress>1905 S Azusa Ave</StreetAddress><City>Hacienda Heights</City><State>CA</State><Zip>91745</Zip></HomeAddress><WorkAddress><StreetAddress>324 S Hill St</StreetAddress><City>Los Angeles</City><State>CA</State><Zip>90013</Zip></WorkAddress><Nexus>false</Nexus><NonresidentCertificate>false</NonresidentCertificate></pptc:PayrollPointRequest>
Why geocoding is so important when it comes to tax determination.
Geocoding provides geographical coordinates corresponding to a location, in Payroll Point’s case, the employees’ home and work addresses. We then apply these latitude and longitude coordinates to tax boundary shapefiles in order to precisely return the taxes that apply to each employee.
In some cases, a coordinate that is just a few meters off could result in a completely different tax setup! That is why our ability to pinpoint the rooftop location of employees’ home and work addresses translates to the most accurate tax determination.
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What is Payroll Point?
Payroll Point is a local tax withholding software that combines tax data from the Symmetry Tax Engine with advanced mapping technology to pinpoint accurate federal, state, and local withholding taxes to set up employees’ withholding rates in your payroll system or HR software application.
How does Payroll Point work?
Payroll Point is a local tax finder where users enter a work and/or resident address along with a date into Payroll Point, which then normalizes and geocodes the addresses and applies the latitude and longitude to our 35,000 geospatial files. Based on the location(s) and date, Payroll Point then returns all the withholding taxes that apply.
What taxes does Payroll Point return?
Payroll Point returns all employer and employee withholding taxes that apply, such as state unemployment insurance tax (SUI) for both the employer and employee, FICA (social security and Medicare) state withholding, and local withholding and rates for the employee. Payroll Point also returns normalized addresses along with municipality, school district, and PSD codes if applicable.
Interested in tracking accurate minimum wage rates?
Payroll Point returns minimum wage rates and future changes for an exact location, using the same geocoding technology as it does for local tax information. Learn more about our minimum wage finder.