Symmetry Software sends an email every time a tax or rate change is added to our tax research database. The email also links to a complete online list of payroll tax changes for the year.
Once logged in, all tax changes for the current year are presented in alphabetical order by state. You can look for specific tax changes over time by selecting any of the tax categories, or by clicking the name of the state you are researching. You can also view tax changes by year or by Symmetry Tax Engine release number. Documentation from the state regarding each change is included when available.
Our full-time staff of Tax Research Analysts are constantly monitoring and researching to determine and implement the most recent withholding rate and regulation changes. That means no more endless time spent going through pages of rates on federal and state websites.
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What is the Tax Notification Service?
The Tax Notification Service summarizes federal, state, and local tax rate changes and updates to new payroll tax legislation on a real time basis. This is achieved through a searchable table of tax rates that provides several options to sort and view the tax information. Users also receive email alerts with every update to Symmetry’s tax research database so payroll departments and software developers can stay abreast of changes as they occur.
How does the Tax Notification Service work?
Symmetry Software’s team of full-time Payroll Tax Research Experts obsess over federal, state, and local tax publications, news releases, research publications, and more to find the most up-to-date and accurate tax rates. Their hard work is encapsulated in our tax research tables, all available to search through our tax notification service online listing. The service is completed with email updates direct to your inbox anytime a change is made in the tax research listing so you can avoid costly tax errors by staying up-to-date.
What taxes are included in the Tax Notification Service?
The TNS includes all of the 7400+ taxes that are a part of the Symmetry Tax Engine. This includes federal withholding, FICA (Social Security & Medicare), FUTA and SUTA, paid family & medical leave taxes, state withholding, city, county, school district, municipality, and more. The TNS is particularly useful for tracking local taxes in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Who can benefit from the Tax Notification Service?
Payroll managers looking to quickly find payroll tax changes in order to update their payroll software and systems in a short window of time, particularly between the final payroll and the first payroll of the new year, can benefit greatly from the TNS. Payroll managers can also leverage the service to make sure they are withholding from employee paychecks at the most recent tax rates. Software developers ensuring their payroll products have accurate and up-to-date taxation and payroll and software support teams fielding questions from employees on their withholding all can utilize the Tax Notification Service to gain insight into Symmetry’s renown tax research database.
Interested in gross-to-net calculations?
The TNS provides payroll taxes and rates. For employee gross-to-net calculations including the calculation of employer taxes and multi-state taxes, visit the Symmetry Tax Engine.