IRS Limits USA - Create New Record

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Use this procedure to create an override to an employee’s exemptions using the IRS Limits USA (0161) infotype. An override is necessary when you have received an IRS mandate ordering a specific withholding status and exemption for an employee.


When an IRS Limits USA (0161) record exists, HRMS will use either the IRS Limits USA (0161) infotype or the employee’s Withholding Info W4/W5 (0210) infotype exemptions, whichever is more favorable to the IRS.

Please note per the Education Jobs and Medicare Assistance Act the W5 is no longer used.

  1. Step 1

    Enter transaction code PA30 in the command field and click the Enter button.

    Command field with transaction code PA30.

  2. Step 2

    Complete the following field:

    • Personnel no.

    Personnel no. field selected.

  3. Step 3

    Click Enter to populate the employee information.

  4. Step 4

    On the Payroll tab, select the IRS Limits USA radio button.

    Payroll tab with IRS Limits USA selected.

  5. Step 5

    In the Time period section, select the Period radio button and enter the effective dates of the new record.

    Payroll tab with IRS Limits USA From date selected.

    • The From date should reflect the actual check date the elections are to begin or the New Hire start date for a new employee. If you are uncertain of the check date, refer to the Payroll Calendar.

    • The To date should reflect the end date of the elections. For example:

      • If you are creating an exemption and the exemption is ongoing, use 12/31/9999 as the end date.
      • If the exemption is to end, use the day before the check date in which the exemption ends as the end date.
    • 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).

  6. Step 6

    In the Direct Selection Infotype STy, enter FED.

    Payroll tab with IRS Limits USA with STy Fed selected.

    • FED (Federal) is the only Tax authority used by the State of Washington.

  7. Step 7

    Click the Create button.

  8. Step 8

    Complete the following fields:

    The following fields are mandatory:

    • Start
    • Filing Status
    • Allowances

    Create IRS Limits USA selected.

  9. Step 9

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

    • If you receive a warning message, click enter to continue.

      Warning message.

  10. Step 10

    Click the Save button.

    • Creating the IRS Limits USA (0161) infotype record will not create a new Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) record, it will only turn on the indicator in the IRS mandates box on existing records.

      To verify the entry was processed correctly, view the employee's Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) record to ensure the IRS mandates box is now checked.

      Withholding Info W4/W5 US record with IRS mandates box checked selected.

    • The system defaults to collect the most amount of funds from the employee depending on what is keyed on the IRS Limits USA (0161) or Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) infotype records.

    • The Exemptions # field on the employee's Earnings and Deductions Statement will continue to reflect the number of exemptions entered on the Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) infotype.