Symmetry Payroll Forms®
The authority in guided online withholding forms.
Symmetry Payroll Forms (SPF) API is designed to build out and help onboard employees for employment. They can accurately complete their federal, state, and local withholding forms with field- and form-level data validation.
With over 125 compliant online withholding forms, SPF includes every form involving employee withholding issued by federal, state, and local governments. This includes resident, nonresident, military spouse, and more. Forms submitted through SPF are 100% electronic as well as regulatory compliant and auditable for all tax jurisdictions.
Online withholding forms make life easier.
Get structured, consistent data.
Employee enters data manually or employee data is loaded via XML from internal systems.
Users have a choice between Guided Mode or Choose Mode. This decision can be made at the company level.
SPF identifies correct forms employees need to fill out based on location and individual circumstances.
Employee is walked through necessary forms needed — providing jurat statements to ensure compliance.
Completed forms are sent back to HR/Payroll department.
Guided vs. Let Me Choose.
Simplify your employee exemption certificate procedure with the option of two paperless processes.
Ideal for employee onboarding — employees are coached through an automated process on what information to provide and where to provide it.
- Ensures forms submitted by an employee are correct and complete.
- Guides employees to the forms they need to complete based on answers to a series of questions based on the employee’s home and work address under the “Guided” process.
- Employees get a simple and smooth process while employers get all the information they need to set up withholding accurately.
Let Me Choose Interface
Ideal for companies and employees who know the exact forms they need - gives employees the ability to select forms at will.
- Displays all relevant forms based on the employee’s work and home address.
- Allows employees to select the withholding forms they would like to complete.
- Field validation ensures employees complete forms accurately.
Three ways to receive the completed forms: Postback XML data, Email Back, and Print Only.
Who will love it?
We have been providing onboarding to the federal government for the past 12 years and our biggest pain point, by far, was maintaining the W-4 tax forms. With Symmetry Software’s product, we no longer have that problem!
NEW! Dynamic support designed to meet your needs with Symmetry Select.
Use SPF to fill out a withholding form or contact us for a free 30-day trial.
API vs. Web Application.
Symmetry Payroll Forms introduces flexibility for implementation, including options for an API or Web Application.
Two versions to fit your needs.
With either version you get the same compliant forms product, the difference is how it’s deployed, who does the testing and updating, and how you customize it.
Try a free withholding form with SPF Print Only.
Nexus and Reciprocity.
SPF considers nexus and reciprocity when determining what forms to present. The multi‑state library has all state‑to‑state reciprocity agreements built in as well as rules relating to which forms are required based on the employee’s settings and the company’s nexus setting.
Symmetry’s Location Code Service pre‑populates all local tax settings such as school districts and PSD codes.
The staff at Symmetry Software is professional, thorough, and sincere. Good people that want to do the best for their customer.
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Symmetry Payroll Forms common questions.
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What are online withholding forms?
Online withholding forms are electronic federal, state, and local W‑4s. Also known as employee exemption certificates, these forms tell employers how much money to withhold from an employee’s paycheck.
What is an Electronic Withholding Certificate?
An Electronic Withholding Certificate is simply an electronic version of the paper forms traditionally used when someone is hired or makes a change to their withholding.
What forms does SPF have?
With over 125 compliant forms, Symmetry Payroll Forms includes all forms involving employee tax withholding that are issued by federal, state, and local governments. This includes resident, non‑resident, military spouse, and more.
What is a jurat statement?
A jurat statement is a legal clause that when signed affirms that the data presented on the forms is truthful. SPF includes jurat statements for each form that requires them, ensuring compliance for SPF users.
Do I have to keep hard copies of each form?
IRS guidance states that forms generated by an electronic process are the same as paper forms. Thus, you do not need to keep paper copies of forms. If you need to print a paper version for any reason, you can do so within SPF.
What happens when a withholding form changes?
The benefit of working with Symmetry Software is that our Payroll Tax Insights and Support team maintains all the state, federal, and local forms. This means when the states, cities, or jurisdictions update, we update the online withholding forms in SPF.
How secure is Symmetry Payroll Forms?
What is SAML?
SAML stands for Security Assertion Markup Language. It is used to authenticate messages in SPF Hosted for additional security.
Where are Symmetry’s blank withholding forms?
For individual, not corporate use, Symmetry’s blank withholding forms have moved to our sister website, PaycheckCity.com. To inquire about a corporate subscription to blank withholding forms, contact Symmetry today.
How can I take full advantage of my partnership with Symmetry Software?
Symmetry Select is designed to provide Symmetry Tax Engine clients with a dedicated Symmetry Relationship Manager as a single point of contact for oversight of key client strategic initiatives. With Symmetry Select, clients will have access to a dedicated team of experts to answer your questions and provide helpful insights, as well as access to key Symmetry resources and tools. Learn more
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