Updated January 12, 2021
With all things grand, there’s always someone small pulling the strings. There’s the ticket collector at the Indy 500, the snow shoveler who clears the roads for the neighborhood, the mail collector in the town of Santa Claus, and the dishwasher at the local burger joint. Though these roles seem small, they have a big impact just like your small business has a big impact on Indianapolis, Lafayette or another corner of Indiana. Similarly, the small feat of payroll taxes can have a big impact, good or bad, on your business. So let us help you.
We’ve designed a handy payroll calculator to help you calculate federal and Indiana payroll taxes. Just enter wage and W-4 information for each employee, and the calculator will do the rest, effortlessly letting you check off one of the least glamorous to-dos on your list.
First of all, let’s take care of Uncle Sam. Let’s use the calculator to see all your employees’ federal withholdings, as well as any additional taxes your business is responsible for paying. Here’s a quick overview of all you need to know about federal income taxes. For a more detailed explanation on all of the steps below, we invite you to head on over to our more comprehensive step-by-step guide.
Now that we’re done with federal taxes, let’s talk about Indiana state taxes, shall we?
Indiana state income taxes are pretty straightforward. It’s a flat tax rate of 3.23% that every employee pays. But on top of state income taxes, each county charges its own income tax. The State of Indiana website posted a complete list of 2021 tax rates. You can check it out here.
As an employer in Indiana, you will have to pay the state unemployment insurance (SUI), which ranges from 0.5% to 7.4% on a wage base of $9,500 per employee. New employers pay a flat rate of 2.5%.
You’re almost at the finish line! Once you’ve calculated each employee’s net pay, you’ll be ready to spread the wealth. Just don’t forget to set aside the FICA, FUTA, and SUI contributions your business is responsible for paying, or else you will have a big tax surprise when year-end rolls around.
Use Form 941 to file federal taxes quarterly. Use Form 940 to report your annual FUTA tax. You can pay taxes online using the EFTPS payment system. You can find more details about employment tax due dates here.
If all that wasn’t enough, and you want to learn more about Indiana payroll taxes, here are a couple of websites we suggest you check out:
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