Non-Resident Certificates for Employees In Other States
If you have employees living or working in a state different than your main business state, these are considered non-resident employees. You may provide them a non-resident certificate for the main business state. In some states, the non-resident certificate allows the employee to declare that they are exempt from income taxes for the business state, and instead income taxes will be withheld for their home state. For a full definition, see Non-resident in our Payroll Glossary.
Also see our blog article Which States Have Reciprocal Agreements… and What Does That Mean?
Handling Non-resident Employees in Patriot Software
If you have a non-resident certificate on file for the employee, you will need to indicate this in their Taxes page. You’ll see a “Missing Information” item for this employee if you have indicated in your Company Tax Settings page that you are withholding income tax for this state. See Multi-State Income Tax Withholding for more details.
To indicate whether a non-resident certificate is on file for an employee:
Payroll > Employees > Employee List > select Employee Name > “Taxes” link at the top > Edit.
Or click the link in the Missing Information list on the Payroll Home page.
If you have a non-resident certificate on file for this employee, select “Yes” and click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
If your state has a non-resident certificate, the system will apply the tax rules and will determine which state tax to withhold.