Vertex Payroll Tax Q Series

Leverage our payroll tax engine to offer an accurate and reliable gross-to-net calculation solution to your clients.

We work with industry-leading Human Capital Management (HCM) and staffing solution providers to embed our Payroll Tax engine into their service offerings. HCM and processing systems send us the required information to calculate payroll taxes accurately and to display those results to their clients. Continually updated rules and rates ensure accurate calculations for employees in the U.S. and Canada.

Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the benefits of using Vertex Payroll to ensure the accuracy, efficiency, security, and reliability of every paycheck.


Most Up-to-Date Payroll Tax Rules and Rates

Stay up-to-date with constantly changing payroll tax rates, payroll formulas, and payroll regulations at the federal, state, and local level — automatically.

Precise Tax Jurisdiction Assignment Ensures Accuracy

Pinpoint the tax jurisdiction of each employee to ensure the most accurate withholding, even when they work in multiple locations. Our solution assigns a unique "Vertex Geocode" to each address, a proprietary location identifier which eliminates the problems associated with less accurate locator systems such as ZIP codes.

Multiple Deployment Options

We offer options for on-premise or cloud-based deployment to align with your IT strategy.


  • U.S. federal level payroll taxes and withholdings
    • Federal Withholding
    • Federal Unemployment Insurance Premium (FUTA)
    • Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), including Social Security and Medicare
    • Advanced Earned Income Credit
    • Railroad Retirement Taxes
  • State level payroll taxes and withholdings
    • State Withholding Tax incorporating approved marital status
    • State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)
    • State Disability Insurance (SDI)
    • State Miscellaneous Taxes
  • Local payroll taxes and withholdings
    • Including Ohio and Pennsylvania
    • County Withholding Tax
    • City, Borough, and Township Taxes
    • Occupational Privilege and Head Taxes
    • School District Taxes
    • Surtaxes
  • Precise tax jurisdiction assignment
    • Address Cleansing functionality corrects inaccurate street/city names, assigns ZIP+4 code according to the latest USPS data, Political Subdivision Code (PSD), Township, and School District.
    • The system automatically assigns a ‘GeoCode’ to each address, ensuring pinpoint accuracy by identifying the taxing jurisdiction at the employee, resident, and work locations for country, state, county, city, and township.
    • System automates tax area assignment not only during the employee boarding process, but also if your employees work in multiple locations, or relocate during a given pay cycle.
  • Reliable integration to your Human Capital Management (HCM) and Staffing applications
    • Vertex Payroll Tax interfaces directly with your HR systems and payroll processing systems, allowing for the easy transmission of the required data to calculate and return the correct taxes pack to the payroll system.
    • By using an enhanced integration XML architecture, building an integration into Vertex Payroll Tax has never been easier.
    • Scalable engine that continues to perform as you add more clients to your platform.
    • Vertex payroll calculates >23 million individual employee paychecks each year.
  • On-premise and cloud-based options
    • Vertex Payroll Tax on-premise can reside behind your firewall for multiple platforms and environments, making it the industry’s most accurate and secure payroll tax system.
    • Vertex Payroll Tax On-Demand is a remotely hosted, Internet-delivered solution offering centralized access and eliminating your need for server and storage administration, and complicated hardware and software upgrades.
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