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Basics Payroll 2017

Reply by SBF_2012 on April 29, 2015

No deceit here, and everyone who uses the application on a regular basis knows that.

Reply by SBF_2012 on April 29, 2015

The program is completely free. As the developer, I can truly say that if someone’s getting money for it, it’s definitely not me (despite all of the work and effort that’s been put into this application.) The person who wrote the review made a false statement. That individual must have missed something or misunderstood something. Read the editors review and as it states, there are three questions you are required to answer to get the full version. None of the questions are personal and there’s no advertizing. There’s just a desire on this end to know indirectly who’s using the application. It’s completely free. No compensation is received whatsoever for it (not even advertizing.) Guess that’s what generosity gets you.

not what i was looking for. sorry, not for me

September 24, 2012 | By KAPOUTi

2012-09-24 07:03:06 | By KAPOUTi

| Version: Basics Payroll 2012 5.0

not what i was looking for. sorry, not for me

not what i was looking for. sorry, not for me

not what i was looking for. sorry, not for me

Federal Tax does not use correct basis.

2012-03-27 11:55:44 | By weeblesue

| Version: Basics Payroll 2012 5.0

Snazzy interface, straightforward to understand.

CALCULATION IS INCORRECT for Federal Tax.

Federal taxes are based on the ADJUSTED GROSS income, and this program does not calculate this properly. Enter values for someone’s pay, say $3000 biweekly and see what tax it calculates. Then, add a “non-taxable” pre-tax deduction of, say, 10% for a 401K contribution. This is supposed to reduce the Adjusted Gross, so less taxes are taken out. However, the calculation shows exactly the same amount of taxes to be taken out no matter if this person contributes to a 401K or not.

Yes, the Social Security and Medicare taxes ignore 401K contributions for the calculated amount, but Federal Tax does not.

No matter what I did, I could not get the values of this program to match up with my employer’s pay statement to me. It was close on the SS and Medicare, but not even remotely close on Federal.

USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

Reply by SBF_2012 on March 28, 2012

For clarification, under the column OTHER PAY, the title means just that, OTHER pay. It doesn’t mean adjustment to other columns such as GENERAL PAY. It’s a seprate line item with a seprate amount to be taxed in a seprate manner. The interface of the program also makes no direct mention of Adjusted Gross Income or 401Ks. There were broad assumptions made in this case that resulted in incorrect calculation. The program works as intended.

Reply by SBF_2012 on March 28, 2012

Please note that Basics Payroll was designed to handle general payroll; however, although it is not designed for specifics, it is flexible enough to handle much more with some creative use. If the user is administering something as complex as a 401K it is assumed that the user has a good understanding of how it works and the expected outcome. For example, in the case pointed out above, in order to record the transaction in a manner that could work, one could subtract the 401K percentage out of the employee’s PAYRATE and post the contribution for the period in the OTHER PAY NON-TAXABLE column. The result would be $3000 -10% = $2700 GENERAL WAGES and the remaining $300 would be posted to (OTHER PAY NON-TAXABLE) 401K CONTRIBUTION – EMPLOYEE 10% in which case none of the $300 would be taxed. There is no error in the program. There is simply a misunderstanding here of how the software interpret inputs.

easy to use, for our small company with only 2 employees it is perfect. 941, w2, w3 we can do on our own.

2008-08-10 09:06:36 | By cypermonkey

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