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How Do I Update My Georgia Tax Tables?


Where do I find the tax tables?

For GA tax tables, you will need the current "Employers Tax Guide" from the GA Department of Revenue.

Which tables do I use?

Use the "Percentage Method for Employee Withholding" for annual wages. Please note that Georgia changed from a tax bracket percentage calculation to a flat percentage for 2024. There are now Georgia Pre-2024 and Post-2024 tax table types in PowerChurch. If you have employees that are still set to use the old style tables, you will get a warning notification on the Maintain List of Employees screen.

Note that the figures shown in this document are for demonstration purposes only, and may not be current. Please consult the current publication for the most up-to-date information. Though the figures change periodically, the method of calculation should remain the same. If the calculation method has changed for this state please notify the webmaster.


Figure 1 - 2024 Percentage Method for Employee Withholding

 

How to setup/update the tables in PowerChurch Plus

To setup/update PowerChurch Plus with the state tax tables shown in Figure 1 above, select the Accounting menu, Payroll, Setup, then Maintain Tax Tables. A separate table will need to be created for the single/head of household, married filing joint, married filing separate, and married both having income.

Click Add to enter a new table, or use the Find/Locate buttons to select an existing GA tax table to update. When adding a new table, you will be prompted for the type of tax table you're adding. Select State: Georgia (Post-2024). For each table, enter the following information:

  • Description: Enter a unique name to identify the tax table (for example, "GA State Tax - Single").
  • Tax type: The type of tax in which this table applies. In this instance, select State Tax.
  • Standard deduction: Enter the annual amount for the standard deduction. This varies by single/head of household, married filing joint, or married filing separate. This rate is found under Table E, columns 1-3. Figure 2 shows an example.

Figure 2 - May 2024 Standard Deduction and Withholding Allowances

  • Dependent allowance: Enter the annual amount for the dependent allowance. Again, found under Table E, column 4 (see Figure 2).
  • Round tax to nearest whole dollar: If required, check this box to round the calculated tax amount to the nearest whole dollar.
  • Percentage: Enter the tax percentage rate as detailed in Figure 1.


When you are done, the screen should look like this:


Figure 3a - GA State Single Tax Table

Follow the instructions just described for the married filing joint - one spouse has income, married - both spouses have income, and married filing separate.


Created: 12/03/2009
Last updated: 07/01/2024