Year End for the United States

As year end approaches, preparations must be made for next year's payroll by printing 2021 W-2s (USA) and updating the tax tables.

This documentation has been prepared to facilitate the year end process. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the entire year end process prior to year end.

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This guide addresses the following year end topics:

The 2021 R3 Release contains Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) mandated changes, therefore it is essential to update to Spectrum 2021 R3 prior to processing your year end. New Features for the United States to learn more about recent changes to Year End Processing.

Registration is required to file wage reports electronically for tax year 2021. You can use one of two options to register for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and password:

Note: Viewpoint provides an annual service that automatically updates the Tax Tables for Single and Married filing statuses in Spectrum. At the beginning of each year, you will receive electronic tax tables for all 50 states and the Federal government. This service also provides updates throughout the year as modifications are made.

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