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Sample Tax Calculator

Purpose: The Sample Tax Calculator can be used to estimate an employee’s net pay. An administrator can use this tool for all employees and individual employees will have access to calculate their own tax information. This help guide will teach you how to use this tool. 

PLEASE NOTE: This calculation does not include Year-To-Date Totals. If you have capped on any of your taxes, it is not considered here. If you are running a manual check, please create a Manual Check Run. You can use the calculations in a manual payroll to check how taxes would be affected by Year-To-Date totals.  

Sample Tax Calculator

Navigate to the Payroll Center and click “Sample Tax Calculator.” Select the employee from the list and the employee’s current withholding elections will automatically be displayed. You can then update the following information to see tax estimates based on the employee’s elections. 

  1. Federal and State Withholding: Change the withholding elections as desired. 
  2. Deductions: Update or zero out deductions as needed. 
  3. Calculate: Select Gross or Net and adjust the amount, if needed. Then click “Calculate.”
  4. Results: The estimated withholding and deduction amounts will display here, along with the net pay.  

The Sample Tax Calculator can be used to gross up an employee's salary to ensure the employee receives the full amount promised, even after taxes. A tax gross-up is usually used for one-time payments, such as a bonus check or relocation payment, but you can also gross up your regular payroll.  

Employee’s Sample Tax Calculator

An employee can access the Sample Tax Calculator by clicking “Paychecks” at the top of the page and then selecting “Sample Tax Calculator.”

What's Next?

Are you ready to begin processing your payroll?

Do you need to create a manual payroll run?