Tax Liabilities Report (S247)
The Tax Liabilities Report provides a detailed breakdown of all payroll tax liabilities for a particular payroll run. The report can also be run across multiple pay runs if desired or even an entire calendar year. Some CPA's may prefer to see this over the W3 as it provides even further in-sight into the numbers.
The information is grouped by tax types giving a breakdown by Federal 941 taxes (Federal withholding, employee & employer Social Security and Medicare), Federal 940 Unemployment (FUTA/FUI), State withholding, and State Unemployment (SUTA/SUI).
The employer's tax ID, tax frequency, and rate are listed for each tax type as well as the taxable wages for the payroll run by tax type.
The report provides the tax liabilities by tax type. The taxes are summed by Employee Taxes & Employer Taxes and then totaled. The Total amount is the amount which is impounded from your bank account after each run. Worth noting the report lists out what appears to be duplicate information "Total Tax Liability without COBRA and with COBRA". This essentially can be ignored today, but it was relevant in 2010-2013 as it related to the now expired COBRA premium assistance credit program.
The report also summarizes your total net payroll detailing the live/regular checks, manual checks, void checks, and direct deposit checks
Next it will list the totals for any agency checks, agency direct deposits (child support payments, garnishment payments, IRA checks), ASAP's billing charge, and any WC collected with payroll.
The items are then further summed to give you Total Tax + Net Pay + third-party items = Total Payroll Liability.