California withholding tax

  1. Create a new expense account on your chart of accounts called "CA withholding tax expense". Also create a new liability account called "CA withholding tax liability".
  2. Calculate how much tax needs to be withheld.
  3. Each month, enter a general journal entry with the following details:
    • Debit CA withholding tax expense: $100
    • Credit CA withholding tax liability: $100


  1. Set up a journal entry by going to Accounting>General Ledger

    Click “Add general journal entry” and set up the following 

    CA withholding tax expense  Debit $100

    CA withholding tax liability Credit $100  

    If the amount to be withheld will be the same each month, use a recurring journal entry instead


Things to think about:

  • Buildium does not currently offer a way to calculate the check based on a percentage. You'll need to manually calculate the amount.
  • If the amount is the same each month, consider using a recurring journal entry
  • You can use the guidance above for FIRPTA Withholdings.


Article #: 111175

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