How do I set up the program to have State Income Tax Withholdings for two States on one check?

You will have to create a User Defined Field for the second state withholding. At the AMS Payroll Menu, select Payer>Payer Edit>User Defined Fields, double-click on the first blank line.  On the Edit screen select Examples.  Highlight Other State Withholding and click Select.  Click Apply and then OK.   

  • Some notes about this User Defined Field: First, the W-2 or 1099 Box# field must begin with an "X", followed by the State Code for the second state withholding. In the example, we have entered "XB", which will attribute these wages to State B
  • The Calculating Code must be set to "X". These X's indicate to the program that this field requires special handling.  
  • This approach will NOT work correctly if you are printing a state income tax report or form, but will work fine for all federal forms (e.g., 941 &W-2) and payroll withholdings. 


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