Add. Withh. Info. US - Create New Record
Use this procedure to create a new Add. Withh. Info. US (0234) infotype record for an employee. Creating a new record is necessary when the employee does not have an active infotype record or when the employee has an existing infotype record but you do not want to copy over the existing data fields.
In order to process payroll, employees must have an active Employee Override Group (Workers' Compensation risk classification) in the Add. Withh. Info. US (0234) infotype.
In addition to storing the employee's Workers' Compensation risk classification, the Add. Withh. Info. US (0234) infotype can be used to override an employee's federal withholding.
Enter transaction code PA30 in the command field and click the Enter button.
Complete the following field:
- Personnel no.
Click Enter to populate the employee information.
On the Payroll tab, select the Add. Withh. Info. US radio button.
In the Time period section, select the Period radio button and enter the effective dates of the new record.TIPS:
The From date should reflect either the hire date for a newly hired employee or the actual check date the override is to begin. If you are uncertain of the check date, refer to the Payroll Calendar.
The To date should reflect the end date of the record. For example:
- If you are creating a federal withholding override and the override is ongoing, use 12/31/9999 as the end date.
- If the federal withholding override is to end, use the same check date (for one pay period only) or the day before the check date in which the override ends (for multiple pay periods).
When making a retroactive change in accordance with a specific check date, retroactive changes will only process the initial period if another infotype record is also maintained for the same pay period.
HRMS will not retroactively collect taxes from an employee, but will refund an employee and correctly adjust the employer amounts (both collect or refund).
In the Direct selection Infotype Sty field, enter FED.TIPS:
FED (Federal) is the only Tax authority used by the state of Washington.
Click the Create button.
Complete the following fields:
The following field is mandatory:
- Empl. Override group
The following field is optional:
- Override amount
The Supplemental Method field should be left blank. Do not enter a selection.
Use the Override amount field to enter a federal withholding override. An amount entered in the Override amount box will result in that exact amount of federal withholding for the period or periods the record is active.
Example, if $100 is entered into the override amount box, $100 is the total amount of the federal withholding that will process for the employee. The system will ignore any related entries on the Withholding Info W4/W5 (0210) infotype.
An override is most commonly used when an employee has been paid outside of HRMS and that payment is captured in HRMS using wage types 3101/3111, when an agency has made the choice to adjust the withholding amount to reflect what would have been deducted over 2 payroll periods.
Note: Agencies who choose to override are accepting the risk that the IRS could question the adjustment.
The Override Percentage field should be left blank. There is not a place on the W-4 that would allow for a percentage. Refer to IRS Publication 15, for information on Invalid Forms W-4.
Empl.override group (Employee Override Group) is the Workers' Compensation risk classification that an employee holds for a particular job.
The Employee Override Group must match your agency Business Area. For this example, the employee works in Business Area 1790 - Department of Enterprise Services. If the numbers do not match, it will cause incorrect Medical Aid amounts to be withheld from the employee. Additionally, employer costs will be incorrect.
The Common Paymaster field should be left blank. Do not use this checkbox.
The No Tax field should be left blank. Do not use this checkbox.
Click the Enter button to validate the information.TIPS:
If the To date entered is anything other than 12/31/9999, you will receive a message box:
This message box indicates the system will create a split in an existing record with the one you have created. Click the Enter button.
Click the Save button.