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.

Payroll Tax Update for 2013 Now Available | Business Software Solutions

The Payroll Tax Update for 2013 is now available

Customers who do not process payroll through Business Plus Accounting can disregard this update.

The IRS has released updated payroll tax rates for 2013. The updated tax tables are now available for Business Plus Accounting customers.

How to obtain the Payroll Tax Update for 2013

The tax table update is $75. To receive the updated files, please contact our sales department via e-mail at sales@businessoftware.com or call 801-336-3303.

Social Security Payroll Tax Rates: The social security tax rate for all employees has now reverted to 6.2%. You can set this rate in Business Plus Accounting from the "change Federal Tax Limits" option in Payroll. You can get more information from our Updating BPA Payroll Tax Information blog post. This change should be implemented immediately.

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.

Setup Payroll in Business Plus Accounting (BPA)

One of the great features of using BPA is the ability to run your own payroll rather than using and expensive third-party company.  Below are guides that walk you through setting up the payroll module in BPA.  Following these steps you can save your company money and allow you to take control of your own payroll.


For Restaurant, Delivery, and Hotel customers:

Restaurant Payroll Setup Guide


For Touch POS customers:

Touch POS Payroll Setup Guide


If you have any additional questions regarding setting up payroll in BPA please give us a call at (801) 336-3303.