Take Control of Your Payroll in 2014 | Business Software Solutions

It’s a new year which means it’s the perfect time to consider running your own payroll in BPA! The BPA Business System allows you to take full control of your own payroll processing. Move hours directly from the time clock, calculate taxes, and print checks directly from BPA. For only $75 a year you receive federal tax updates.


2014 Tax Tables Available Now

If you are already running payroll or would like to get started, the 2014 federal tax table update for Business Plus Accounting is available now. This table is preprogrammed to work with the BPA software and allows the software to deduct the correct Federal Tax Withholding amount based on marital status and number of exemptions claimed. Call us at (801)336-3303 for more information.


Getting Started With Payroll

If you are just getting started with payroll in the BPA software please check out our payroll setup guides. These guides will walk you through making sure the system in configured properly as well and running your first payroll.

For Restaurant, Delivery, and Hotel customers:
Restaurant Payroll Setup Guide

For Touch POS customers:
Touch POS Payroll Setup Guide


Additional Payroll Tax Information

Please make sure the following tax rates are correct in the BPA Payroll module as they are not included in the tax table update. These additional rate may be configured by going to Business System > Payroll > Change Federal Tax Limits. Rates below are from IRS Publication 15 as of 1/3/14. Please verify all rates listed.

Social Security Wage Limit - $117,000.00
Social Security Employee Rate – 6.2%
Social Security Employer Rate – 6.2%
Medicare Wage Limit – No Limit, please enter 9,999,999.99
Medicare Tax Rate – 1.45%
FUTA Wage Limit - $7,000.00
FUTA Tax Rate – 6.0% unless you take a credit against your state unemployment.


State and Local Taxes

Business Software Solutions does not provide updates to state and local tax information as this varies by state, county and sometimes even city municipalities. It is the customer’s responsibility to check with your local tax commission to verify local tax requirements and compliance.

Updating BPA Payroll Tax Information | Business Software Solutions

Each year Business Software Solutions releases an update to the federal tax tables for our payroll module. This update will ensure that your FICA tax tables are set up correctly. In addition to updating the FICA tables, there are additional federal rates that may need to be changed manually. This year the employee contribution to social security will be increasing from 4.2% to 6.2%. Be sure to update this rate before you run payroll for the new year. To change this rate, do the following:

  1. 1. Open the BPA software and go to Business System>Payroll
  2. 2. Click Change Federal Tax Limits
  3. 3. Ensure all rates are updated to the follow: SS Wage Limit – 113700.00, SS Employee Rate – 6.2, SS Employer Rate – 6.2, Medicare Wage Limit – 9999999.99, Medicare Tax Rate – 1.45, FUTA Wage Limit – 7000.00, FUTA Tax Rate – 6.000.


  1. 4. Once you have updated the rates simply select F3 to exit.

We also suggest that you check your SUTA tax rates by clicking Change State Tax Limits. Check with your state to enter the correct value here.

Please note that these rates may change at any time due to new federal legislation. Please check IRS Publication 15for updated rate information.

BPA End of Year Guide | Business Software Solutions

The end of the year is always a busy time for restaurant owners. Ensuring all your tax and sales data is in order can be a daunting task. In this guide, we’ll discuss reports that are available to help you to close out your accounting year.


1) Un-archiving

Before we start pulling reports, you will want to make sure the system is using all the data for the entire year. BPA is designed to archive sales information after a certain period; this allows the software to run smoothly. Occasionally, if these settings are changed, they will cause inaccurate reports for the entire year. To verify your archive settings go to Restaurant System>Manager Functions>Misc. Definitions. Select the Business System option on the left. In the right, you will see several headings; scan down until you see Data archival.




Here you will see a section with your data archive settings. Depending on which reports you need to access will determine which archive settings you may need to change. The business system reports and monthly and yearly sales reports are controlled by the top option – Archive Sales Order Records After ‘XXXX’ days. Most of the restaurant reports will be controlled by the Archive POS Sales Records After ‘XXXX’ days option.