Most employers have to report and remit taxes collected throughout the year through an employer tax withholding report. In Oklahoma, the process of doing that has changed. Here, there is no full-version paper form. Instead, you will need to make an Oklahoma Employer’s Withholding Tax Account and register online.
When starting a business, you will need to obtain a Federal Employers Identification Number, known as FEIN, from the IRS. Once you have this number, you will need to establish your Oklahoma Employer’s Withholding Tax Account through the state’s Tax Commission website. Once registered, employers will receive an account number for each registered account, which is used for all returns and correspondence with the Tax Commission. While this process might sound redundant, it makes filing and reporting a lot simpler.
Once you have received your Oklahoma Employer’s Withholding Tax Account information, you’ll be able to file your Oklahoma Employer Tax Withholding Report online. If you prefer to remit and pay these withholding taxes throughout the year, you can do so with a paper voucher coupon.
How Accounting Software can Help
Whether your report online through your Oklahoma Employer’s Withholding Tax Account or through your paper voucher coupon, you will need to calculate the total Oklahoma tax withheld for a specific pay period. If you don’t have the right software to do this for you, it can become tedious and time-consuming. This is where we can help.
AMS Payroll ($129), our semi-automated payroll software, will calculate local, state, and federal withholding, then provide the correct payment to employees through either checks or direct deposit processing. This withholding information is then stored within the software for easy access when quarterly and annual tax season rolls around.
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Plus, AMS Payroll supports a variety of Oklahoma-specific forms, including the Withholding Tax Report. This means employers can transfer withholding data straight from the software to a digital facsimile of the form, download it, and file online through the Tax Commission website.
More Features from AMS Payroll
- Imports data from QuickBooks, Excel, PeachTree, and Tab-Delimited Text Files
- Prints checks individually or by date range
- Creates an SSN Verification file
- Easy Payer and Employee Setup
- Automatic saving feature ensures data is never lost
- Support for end-of-year reporting, tax form preparation, and electronic filing
- Back-end data hosting feature allows users to generate and store critical payroll information
Your Oklahoma Employer’s Withholding Tax Account streamlines a lot of reporting processes, but investing in a great accounting software can make the process even easier. If you know AMS is the right product for your business, you can purchase our software online from anywhere and at any time.
If you’re on the fence about investing in an accounting solution, we don’t blame you. This is a big step for many Oklahoma small businesses, and the decision should not be taken lightly. That said, we want to make the process as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve made our software available online in the form of a free demo. Use this as an opportunity to poke around the program. We know you’ll like what you see.