‚ÄčNet Pay Calculator

The Net Pay Calculator is used by State of Idaho employees to estimate the impact of a change to pay rate, hours worked, deductions, withholdings, and/or taxes may have on their take home pay.  The employee's current payroll information is presented on the form as a starting point.

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NOTE:   The Net Pay Calculator is designed to give general guidance and estimates ONLY. 

 

Earnings

Deductions

Insurance Plans (Key)

Federal Taxes

State Taxes

Calculated Amounts

 

Navigation buttons (found on the bottom right of the form):

Calculate:  Used to calculate/recalculate the net pay once all desired changes have been made. 

Refresh:  Used to return all edited fields back to the employee's current payroll information.

Apps Menu:  Used to logout of the Net Pay Calculator. This button will return the employee to the SCO Applications Selection Menu page and select 'Log off'.

NOTE:  To print the form use the internet browser print option.

 

Editable Fields:

 

Earnings:

Field:Description:
Pay DayDisplays the next pay date by default. The drop down displays twelve future pay dates to choose from.
Pay Rate

Employee's rate of pay.

The pay rate can be entered as whole dollars or as a dollar amount with cents, i.e. 20 or 20.00.

  • Annual rate of pay will display the pay period amount.
  • Daily rate of pay will display 0.00.
Pay Period Hours

The number of hours an employee is scheduled to work during the pay period.

Hours can be entered as a whole hour or to a 10th of an hour, i.e. 80 or 80.0.

  • Annual or Daily rate of pay will not display this field.
  • Inactive positions will default to 0.0.
Taxable Fringe Benefits

Non-paid fringe benefits added for taxation purposes only.

Examples of fringe benefits are lodging, meals, mileage, etc. 

Note:  Retirement is not withheld when a taxable fringe benefit is added to a pay calculation.

Additional Amount

An additional amount can be any type of additional pay such as: bonuses, lump sum payments, shift pay, etc.

Amounts entered will be added to the gross earnings when calculating deductions, taxes, gross pay, and net pay.

The additional amount can be entered as whole dollars or as a dollar amount with cents, i.e. 100 or 100.00.

 

Deductions:

Field:Description:
Deduction

Existing deduction information can be removed by clearing out the 'Percent' or 'Amount' field.

Note:  Garnishment deductions are not included.

Update an existing deduction by changing the value in the 'Percent' or 'Amount' field.

Add a new deduction:

  1. Select the drop down box titled 'Please Select a Deduction to Add', then select a deduction category. 
  2. Once the deduction category is selected a list of deductions will appear. 
  3. From the list of deductions, select a deduction to add. 
  4. Once deduction has been selected, the percent or dollar amount can be updated. 

    Removing a deduction:
  • Remove an existing deduction by changing the percent or dollar amount to 0.00.
  • Remove a newly added deduction by selecting the 'Refresh' button.
Percent

Only used with deductions taken on a percentage basis.

Value can be added/changed on a percentage based deduction.

Value can be entered as a whole percent or with decimals, i.e. 1, 1.5, or 1.25. 

Not editable if deduction is not percentage based. (grayed out)

Amount

Only be used with deductions taken on an amount basis.

Value can be added/changed on an amount based deduction.

Value can be entered as whole dollars or as a dollar amount with cents, i.e. 25 or 25.00.

Not editable if deduction is not amount based. (grayed out)

 

Insurance Plans (Key):

FT = Full Time

PT = Part Time

1 Employee Only

2 Employee+Spouse

3 Employee+Child

4 Employee+Spouse+Child

5 Employee+Children

6 Employee+Spouse+Children

The Insurance Plan key information coincides with the health and dental plans listed in the 'Select a Deduction' dropdown.

Example:  

A full time employee (FT) would like to choose a pre-tax PPO health insurance plan that covers both the employee and a child. 

The employee would choose the 'PPO FT Pretax Plan#3' deduction from the dropdown.

 

Federal Taxes:

Field:Description:
FICA Tax Exempt

Indicator for Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes.

Note:  Most employees are required to pay FICA taxes.

N = Not Exempt:  FICA taxes will be withheld

Y = Exempt:  FICA taxes will not be withheld per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Federal Tax Status

Federal marital tax status declared on the employee's W-4 form.

When resident state is Idaho, Federal and State status must be the same.

Federal Exemptions

Number of federal tax withholding allowances declared on the employee's W-4 form. 

Value can be blank (zero) or a whole number up to 999.

Federal Additional Amount

Additional federal withholding amount other than the typical withholdings declared on the employee's W-4 form. 

 Only whole dollars can be entered, i.e. 50.

Federal Tax Exempt

Indicator for federal taxes declared on the employee's W-4 form.

N = Not Exempt:  Federal taxes will be withheld

Y = Exempt:  Federal taxes will not be withheld

 

State Taxes:

Field:Description:
State Tax Status

State marital tax status declared on the employee's W-4 form.

When resident state is Idaho, State and Federal status must be the same.

State Exemptions

Number of state tax withholding allowances declared on the employee's W-4 form. 

Value can be blank (zero) or a whole number up to 999.

State Additional Amount

Additional state withholding amount other than the typical withholdings declared on the employee's W-4 form. 

 Only whole dollars can be entered, i.e. 50.

State Tax Exempt

Indicator for state taxes declared on the employee's W-4 form.

N = Not Exempt:  State taxes will be withheld

Y = Exempt:  State taxes will not be withheld

 

Calculated Amounts (Fields cannot be edited):

Field:Description:
FICA SSDI TaxSocial Security taxes withheld.
Federal TaxFederal Tax withheld per the IRS withholding tables.
FICA SSHI TaxMedicare taxes withheld.
State TaxState Tax withheld per the taxing state withholding tables.
Gross Pay

Income amount before deductions and taxes are withheld.

  • Does not include the Taxable Fringe Benefits amount.
  • Includes the total of the pay rate multiplied by the pay period hours and additional earnings.
Total DeductionsTotal of deduction amounts withheld.
Total TaxesTotal of the FICA, Federal, and State taxes withheld.
Net Pay

Estimated take home pay.

Net Pay = Gross Pay less the Total Deductions and Total Taxes.

 

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